Cement and Concrete Chemistry
This monograph describes cement clinker formation. It covers multicomponent systems, clinker phase structures and their reactions with water, hydrate composition and structure, as well as their physical properties. The mineral additions to cement are described as are their influence on cement-paste properties. Special cements are also discussed. The microstructure of concrete is then presented, and special emphasis is given to the role of the interfacial transition zone, and the corrosion processes in the light of cement-phase composition, mineral additions and w/c ratio. The admixtures' role in modern concrete technology is described with an emphasis on superplasticizer chemistry and its cement-paste rheological modification mechanism. Cement with atypical properties, such as calcium aluminate, white, low energy and expansive cements are characterized. The last part of the book is devoted to special types of concrete such as self compacting and to reactive powders.
Unbiased, contains a critique of documented hypotheses Useful to those working in the sustainable development of the building industry Presents theoretical and experimental perspectives Includes material on corrosion Complete description of clinker formation and cement production, including different types of binders Richly annotated with 500 figures and diagrams to aid the understanding of complicated problems encountered by researchers Includes 1700 references An exhaustive analysis of the field For students, researchers, and practicing scientists alike Aimed at applied chemists working in cement and concrete science For civil engineers with an interest in concrete technology Single author monograph