Impact of drying on pore structures in ettringite-rich cements

Isabel Galan, H. Beltagui, M. García-Maté, F. P. Glasser, M. S. Imbabi

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Abstract

Drying techniques affect the properties of cement pastes to varying extents. The effect of different drying techniques on calcium sulfoaluminate-based (C$A) cements and their constituent phases is reported for a range of simulated and commercial C$A pastes which are benchmarked against an OPC paste. The recommended methodologies used to dry samples were identified from the literature and include D-drying and solvent exchange. These methods were used in conjunction with mercury intrusion porosimetry (MIP) and X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) measurements to assess the changes in pore structure and the damage to crystalline phases, respectively. D-drying and isopropanol exchange are the most satisfactory and least damaging methods for drying C$A based pastes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-94
Number of pages10
JournalCement and Concrete Research
Volume84
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Pore structure
Drying
Ointments
Cements
2-Propanol
Mercury
X ray powder diffraction
Calcium
ettringite
Crystalline materials

Keywords

  • 3CaO·3AlO·CaSO (D)
  • Drying (A)
  • Ettringite (D)
  • Mercury porosimetry (B)
  • Pore size distribution (B)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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Impact of drying on pore structures in ettringite-rich cements. / Galan, Isabel; Beltagui, H.; García-Maté, M.; Glasser, F. P.; Imbabi, M. S.

In: Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 84, 01.06.2016, p. 85-94.

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Galan, Isabel ; Beltagui, H. ; García-Maté, M. ; Glasser, F. P. ; Imbabi, M. S. / Impact of drying on pore structures in ettringite-rich cements. In: Cement and Concrete Research. 2016 ; Vol. 84. pp. 85-94.
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