Print Email Facebook Twitter Microstructure development of a drying tile mortar containing methylhydroxy-ethylcellulose (MHEC) Title Microstructure development of a drying tile mortar containing methylhydroxy-ethylcellulose (MHEC) Author Faiyas, A.P.A. Erich, S.J.F. Nijland, T.G. Hunnink, H.P. Adan, O.C.G. Contributor Copuroglu, O. (editor) Publication year 2015 Abstract Cement based mortars are widely used as adhesive for tiles in building and construction. They have a limited timespan during which a tile can be placed effectively in order to develop sufficient bond strength. This timespan, usually called ’open time’, is controlled, amongst others, by adding water soluble polymers such as methyl cellulose or modified cellulose ether like methylhydroxy-ethylcellulose (MHEC) to the mortar. MHEC influences the drying behavior of the mortar. As such, it may be expected to influence the final microstructure of the tiling mortar. The paper reports the results of a combined scanning electron microscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging study on the development of the microstructure of hardening mortar Subject Nano Technology Fluid & Solid MechanicsMAS - Materials Solutions SR - Structural ReliabilityTS - Technical SciencesBuildings and InfrastructuresMaterials2015 UrbanisationTiling mortarMethylhydroxy-ethylcellulosePFMSEMNMR To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:35139880-4ed6-4faf-8f5b-51158a58cb50 TNO identifier 526220 Source Proceedings of the 15th Euroseminar on Microscopy Applied to Building Materials (15th EMABM) Delft, The Netherlands, June 17-19, 2015, 1-10 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.