Experimental data on permeability-related properties of concrete containing nano natural pozzolana as cement replacement

  • 03 Feb 2023
  • Recently published Research - Civil Engineering and Building Materials


Aref al-Swaidani

Published in

Data in Brief, volume 43, article 108391, August 2022.



The addition of supplementary cementitious materials (SCM), particularly at nano level, leads to several benefits, such as the reduced permeability of concrete matrix, which consequently leads to having more durable and sustainable concrete. The dataset presented in the current paper was collected from two series of experiments. The natural pozzolana used in making concrete mixtures is of volcanic origin; i.e. volcanic scoria. The first series was conducted to test nano natural pozzolana-based concrete specimens on water penetration, while the second one was carried out to investigate the chloride ion penetrability of the latter specimens. Concrete specimens were prepared using nano natural pozzolana of two sizes and six replacement levels. Concrete mixes of four water/binder ratios were prepared. All experiments were conducted after five curing times; namely 2, 7, 28, 90 and 180 days. The collected dataset would be beneficial for concrete mix designers, concrete properties analyzers, construction project managers and scientific researchers. An attempt to correlate water permeability with chloride ion penetrability was made.

Keywords: Water permeability; Chloride ion penetrability; nano additives; natural pozzolana.

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