This article examined the effect of a bioproduct suspension obtained from fermentation of biodiesel's crude glycerol when used to formulate natural hydraulic lime mortars, as a fluid replacing the mixing water. The bioproduct was used either sonicated or non-sonicated and two volumes of mixing fluid were tested. The aim was to assess the advantages and drawbacks that could be achieved with a waste-based bioproduct, instead of petrochemical-based additions. The investigation revealed a positive effect on workability, producing mortars with a lower mixing fluid content, improving the mechanical performance. Finally, the bioproducts reduced the mortar water absorption by gravity and capillary.
- Biodiesel crude glycerol
- Microbial mixed cultures
- Natural hydraulic lime mortar
- Sustainable mortar