LATERITIC SOIL AS A RAW MATERIAL FOR BUILDING BLOCKS

High strength building blocks can be produced from mixtures of slaked lime and lateritic soil compacted at high pressure and moist-cured at temperatures between 80 degrees and 100 degrees C. Other technical properties such as elasticity, shrinkage, water adsorption and resistance to efflorescence appear to be satisfactory. A hydraulic binder mineral, C3AH6 (tricalcium aluminate hexahydrate) is formed directly by reaction between slaked lime and kaolinite in lateitic soils when the compacted mixtures are cured between 80 degrees and 100 degrees C.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Ceramic Society

    65 Ceramic Way
    Columbus, OH  United States  43714
  • Authors:
    • Ringsholt, T
    • Hansen, T C
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

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  • Accession Number: 00178320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM