THE USE OF SODIUM SILICATE AS ADDITIVE TO SOILS STABILIZED WITH CEMENT

SOILS FROM CLUJ REGION ARE STABILIZED AND SUITABLE FOR CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES. THE COMPOSITION OF THESE SOILS IS: SILICATE OXIDE 65.5, ALUMINUM OXIDE 16.6, FERRIC OXIDE 4.5, MAGNESIUM OXIDE 1.6, CALCIUM OXIDE 0.9, POTASSIUM OXIDE 3.2, SODIUM OXIDE 0.8, AND WEIGHT LOSS 7.00%. TO SOILS WITH 8-10% MOISTURE WAS ADDED AN ADDITIONAL 4-12% OF WATER. THE ADDITION OF 2% SODIUM SILICATE TO A SOIL-8% CEMENT MIXTURE GAVE SIMILAR RESULTS AS A SOIL-12% CEMENT MIXTURE (FREE OF SODIUM SILICATE) AND THE ADDITIONS OF 6-7 1. SODIUM SILICATE REDUCES BY 80KG. THE REQUIRED AMOUNT OF CEMENT TO STABILIZE THE SOIL. THE ADDITION OF SODIUM SILICATE ALSO IMPROVES THE SPEED OF HARDENING.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol15, No 11, PP 546-549
  • Authors:
    • Hossu, T
    • Marusciac, D
    • Pop, V
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Accession Number: 00231791
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Portland Cement Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 1:55AM