Hydration of alinite cement produced from soda waste sludge

Ucal, Gultekin Ozan
Mahyar, Mandi
Tokyay, Mustafa
Alinite cement is an alternative inorganic, low-energy binding material. This experimental study investigated hydration characteristics of alinite cement which was produced by using soda waste sludge as a raw material. Paste microstructures were studied by X-ray powder diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. Heat of hydration and compressive strength values were also determined. Formation of C-S-H gel and calcium chloroaluminate hydrates which resemble Friedel's salt was observed. Induction period of alinite cement was around 15-20 min and unlike Portland cement, hydration did not practically stop during this period. Up to 12% gypsum addition to alinite cement resulted in increased compressive strength.
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G. O. Ucal, M. Mahyar, and M. Tokyay, “Hydration of alinite cement produced from soda waste sludge,” pp. 178–184, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/29914.