CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN FISICA E INGENIERIA DEL CENTRO DE LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
DSC and TG Analysis of a Blended Binder Based on Waste Ceramic Powder and Portland Cement
PAVLÍK, ZBYEK; SCHEINHERROVÁ, LENKA; CERNÝ, R.; TRNÍK, ANTON; KULOVANÁ, T.; RAHHAL, V. F.; IRASSAR, E.F.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERMOPHYSICS
Lugar: New York; Año: 2016 vol. 37 p. 1 - 1
Cement industry belongs to the business sectors characteristic by high energy consumption and high CO2 generation. Therefore, any replacement of cementin concrete by waste materials can lead to immediate environmental benefits. In this paper, a possible use of waste ceramic powder in blended binders is studied. At first, the chemical composition of Portland cement and ceramic powder is analyzed using the X-ray fluorescence method. Then, thermal and mechanical characterization of hydrated blended binders containing up to 24% ceramic is carried out within the time period of 2 days to 28 days. The differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetry measurements are performed in the temperature range of 25 ◦C to 1000 ◦C in an argon atmosphere. The measurement of compressive strength is done according to the European standards for cement mortars. The thermal analysis results in the identificationof temperature and quantification of enthalpy and mass changes related tothe liberation of physically bound water, calcium-silicate-hydrates dehydration and portlandite, vaterite and calcite decomposition. The portlandite content is found to decrease with time for all blends which provides the evidence of the pozzolanic activity of ceramic powder even within the limited monitoring time of 28 days. Taking into account the favorable results obtained in the measurement of compressive strength, it can be concluded that the applied waste ceramic powder can be successfully used as a supplementary cementing material to Portland cement in an amount of up to 24 mass%.