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|Title:||Calcium silicate cements obtained from rice hull ash: A comparative study|
|Abstract:||This work describes the utilization of rice hull as raw-material for the preparation of two calcium silicates namely, beta-Ca-1.91 Ba0.04SiO4 and beta-Ca1.96Ba0.04SiO4. The synthesis was completed at 800 degrees C. Hydration rate and compressive strength of mortars prepared with the two calcium silicates were studied and compared to mortars prepared with commercial Portland cement. Hydration rates for both silicates, studied by thermogravimetric and FTIR analysis are very similar; after 60 days the hydration rates are around 42-43% and reaches 75% after 270 days. Compressive strength experiments were performed using test specimen prepared with commercial Portland cement as reference, and blends of Portland cement and the two calcium silicates, at replacement levels of 10 and 20%. Results have shown that after a 90 days curing period, the compressive strength of the reference and the blends containing 10% of each of the calcium silicates show the same behavior. Using a replacement level of 20% there is a small decrease in compressive strength. This behavior is attributed to the lower hydration rate of these calcium silicates. (c) 2006 Springer Science + Business Media, Inc.|
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