APPLICATION OF DIFFERENTIAL THERMAL ANALYSIS IN CEMENT RESEARCH

THE TECHNIQUE OF DIFFERENTIAL THERMAL ANALYSIS /DTA/ IS WIDELY APPLIED IN CLAY MINERALOGY, BUT ITS EXTENSION TO OTHER FIELDS IS ONLY RECENT. OF LATE THE TECHNIQUE HAS ATTAINED INCREASING IMPORTANCE AS A RESEARCH TOOL IN CEMENT CHEMISTRY. DTA IS NORMALLY USED IN IDENTIFYING VARIOUS MATERIALS BUT COULD ALSO BE APPLIED TO FOLLOW REACTIONS BY HEATING THE REACTANTS GRADUALLY TO ELEVATED TEMPERATURES. USE OF SENSITIVE EQUIPMENT AND PROPER CALIBRATION FACILITATE QUANTITATIVE ESTIMATION OF MATERIALS. CERTAIN POORLY CRYSTALLIZED COMPOUNDS WHICH ARE NOT EASILY IDENTIFIABLE BY X-RAY DIFFRACTION GIVE CHARACTERISTIC THERMAL PEAKS. THIS REVIEW PRESENTS THE APPLICATION OF DTA TO PORTLAND CEMENT. OTHER CEMENTS ARE INCLUDED TO ILLUSTRATE THE IMPORTANCE OF DTA TO AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE CHEMISTRY OF CEMENT IN GENERAL AND ALSO OF THE POTENTIALITIES OF THE METHOD ITSELF. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 40-61
  • Monograph Title: Research on aggregate, cement, concrete and epoxy bonding
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00211953
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 26 1994 12:00AM