Since a substantial amount of energy expended at a cement plant is needed for clinker grinding, improvement in clinker grindability would increase grinding efficiency, thereby improving energy consumption. The ease with which clinker is ground depends, among other variables, on its microstructural properties, such as porosity, composition, and crystal size. To employ conclusions from past studies on the relationship between clinker microstructure and grindability, related literature was reviewed. Information gained from the review was developed into a database format to make it easily accessible and useful. In addition to the database, this report includes a summary and reference list. Extended bibliographies are available. Although the primary purpose of this report was to investigate the influence of clinker microstructure, the effects of other characteristics such as clinker temperature, cooling rate, and clinker size, which were discovered throughout the project, are also included in the report. This report was produced for use by cement plant personnel to better understand and optimize clinker grindability.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Portland Cement Association

    5420 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL  United States  60077
  • Authors:
    • Hills, L M
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00725648
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RP331, PCA R&D Serial No. 2026
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 24 1996 12:00AM