ALKALI REACTIVITY OF DOLOMITIC LIMESTONE AGGREGATE

ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE WAS OBTAINED IN SUPPORT OF THE HYPOTHESIS THAT EXCESSIVE EXPANSION IN THE ALKALI-CARBONATE ROCK REACTION IS CAUSED BY MOISTURE UPTAKE BY THE PREVIOUSLY 'UNWETTED CLAY' CONSTITUENT. THE DEDOLOMITIZATION REACTION IS SHOWN TO BE NECESSARY ONLY TO PROVIDE ACCESS OF MOISTURE TO THE 'LOCKED-IN' CLAY. A MICROSCOPIC METHOD WAS USED TO DETERMINE THE SPECIFIC SURFACE OF THE DOLOMITE, THE QUANTITATIVE NATURE OF WHICH MADE IT POSSIBLE TO DEFINE A PRACTICAL UPPER LIMIT BELOW WHICH EXPANSION DOES NOT OCCUR. IT WAS ALSO SHOWN THAT RELATIVELY SMALL PERCENTAGES OF ILLITIC CLAY CAN ACCOUNT FOR THE EXCESSIVE EXPANSION SHOWN BY REACTIVE CARBONATE ROCKS. THE NEW TECHNIQUES USED INCLUDED MEASUREMENTS OF DIMENSIONAL CHANGE OF THIN ROCK WAFERS AND OF COMPACTS OF CLAY AND POWDERED ROCK. /RRL/A/

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    • Vol 19, No 59, PP 95-104, 4 FIG, 2 TAB, 1 PHOT, 27 REF
  • Authors:
    • Swenson, E G
    • Gillott, J E
  • Publication Date: 1967-6

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  • Accession Number: 00212815
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 12 1970 12:00AM