The influence of the air-entraining agent (AEA) on a density, the volume of entrained air of mortar mix and compressive strength of hardened mortar was studied in this article. Results show that the addition of AEA results in the reduction of water to cement ratio to provide the targeted flow and the density that depends on the volume of entrained air. The addition of AEA causes the decrease of the density of mortar (C:S=1:2) by 8,2% and the increase of the compressive strength by 13,9% after 28 days of hardening compared to the mortar (C:S=1:2) without AEA.
The paper investigates the impact of natural zeolite and air-entraining agent on the properties of mortar mixtures and hardened mortars of different functional application. It is shown that the introduction of natural zeolite slightly increase water demand of mortar mixtures and reduced segregation. Optimization of mortar mixture with the addition of zeolite and air-entraining agent was carried out. Graphical interpretation of obtained results reveals that the highest strength parameters show mortar containing 8 wt.% of zeolite and 0,1 wt.% of air-entraining agent.