CEVE   05368
CENTRO EXPERIMENTAL DE LA VIVIENDA ECONOMICA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Procedure for making a cement mixture aplicable to the manufacture of building elements
Autor/es:
GAGGINO ROSANA; ARGUELLO RICARDO; BERRETTA HORACIO
Revista:
Recent Patents on Materials Science
Editorial:
Bentham Open Publications
Referencias:
Lugar: Nueva York; Año: 2008
ISSN:
1874-088X
Resumen:
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