Effect of calcined dolomite addition on sodium carbonate-activated slag cements with different curing methods

Zhang, Wei and Yao, Xiao and Yang, Tao and Zhang, Zuhua (2018) Effect of calcined dolomite addition on sodium carbonate-activated slag cements with different curing methods. Advances in Cement Research. pp. 1-12. ISSN 0951-7197


This paper reports the performances of sodium carbonate-activated slag cements incorporating calcined natural dolomite (CD) under sealed and ambient curing conditions. The reaction process, compressive strength development and microstructure characteristics are studied, as well as the carbonation behaviour of the samples under ambient curing conditions. The CD contents vary from 0 to 10% and the sodium carbonate contents are fixed at 5% and 10%. The results show that the reaction process can be significantly accelerated by adding a small quantity of CD. Both increasing the concentration of sodium carbonate and extending the sealed curing are proven to be beneficial to compressive strength development of the samples. The main reaction products in the binders are calcite, calcium silicate hydrates and hydrotalcite-like phases. The curing regimes have a negligible influence on the formation of those phases. In terms of carbonation, increasing either CD or sodium carbonate contents can restrict the extent of carbonation of the samples. This is attributed to the formation of large quantities of hydrotalcite-like phases in the binder.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2019 23:50
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 02:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: alkali-activated cements; blast furnace slag; calorimetry
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1680/jadcr.17.00204
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35299

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