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Mineral Admixtures in Cement and Concrete
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Pulverized Fuel Ash
Introduction
Classification
Physical Characteristics
Chemical and Mineralogical Composition
Characteristics of PFA Produced in Fluidized Bed Combustion Process
Characteristics of PFA Produced after Co-Combustion of Bituminous Coal and Petcoke
Leaching Characteristics
Radioactivity, Toxicity, and Occupational Health
Processing for Quality Improvement and Assurance
Processing of Unusable PFA
Quality Control
Addition of PFA to Cement and Concrete
Summary

Blast Furnace Slag
Introduction
Granulation of BFS
Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag
Chemical and Mineralogical Composition of Cementitious BFS
Quality Control
Addition of BFS and GGBS to Cement and Concrete
Quantitative Determination of Blast Furnace Slag in Cement
Summary

Silica Fume
Introduction
Types of Silica Fume
Physical Characteristics
Chemical and Mineralogical Composition
Toxicity and Occupational Health
Quality Control
Addition of SF to Cement and Concrete
Summary

Rice Husk Ash
Introduction
Relevance of RHA for the Sustainability of Construction Industry
Rice Husk
Production
Physical and Chemical Characteristics
Addition of RHA to Cement and Concrete
Summary

Metakaolin
Introduction
Production
Physical and Chemical Characteristics
Quality Control
Addition of Metakaolin to Cement and Concrete
Summary

Hydration
Introduction
Progress of Hydration with Time (Hydration Periods)
Reactants in Hydration Process
Voids in Hydrated Cement Paste
Interrelation of the Hydration Properties of Cement and Concrete
Properties of Concrete during Early Stages of Hydration
Hydration Reactions and Changes in Early-Age Concrete Properties
Summary

Strength and Durability
Introduction
Designing Structures for Strength and Durability
Concrete Strength
Mechanisms, Models, Standards, and Mitigation of Concrete Deterioration
Durability Indices for Performance Based Design of Structures
Sustainable Cement and Concrete
Summary

New Mineral Admixtures
Introduction
Biomass Combustion Ash
Calcined Wastepaper Sludge
Electric-Arc Furnace Dust
Sewage Sludge Ash
Municipal Solid Waste Ash
Summary

References

Index

About the Author

Dr. Jayant D. Bapat, B.Tech., M.E., Ph.D. (IIT Delhi), currently works as an independent professional in sustainable engineering and higher education. He previously worked as principal and professor at the engineering colleges affiliated to the University of Pune, Maharashtra, India. He also held senior positions at the National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCB), New Delhi, and Walchandnagar Industries Ltd. (WIL), Walchandnagar, Pune. He has about four decades of experience in teaching, research, and consultancy in the cement, concrete, and construction industry. He has a number of publications to his credit and is a reviewer of technical papers for international journals. His research areas of interest are cement manufacturing, durability of concrete, and utilization of industrial and agricultural wastes in building materials.

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