Effect of nano-CaCO3 on hydration of cement containing supplementary cementitious materials

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1680/adcr.9.00016
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TypeArticle
Journal titleAdvances in Cement Research
Volume23
Issue1
Pages129; # of pages: 29
SubjectNano-CaCO3, supplementary cementitious materials, accelerating effect; Concrete
AbstractThe efficacy of the addition of nano-CaCO3 in accelerating the hydration of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) delayed by the presence of high volumes of supplementary cementitious materials including fly ash and slag was investigated. The conduction calorimetry indicated that the early hydration of OPC was significantly accelerated by the addition of the nano-CaCO3 and the higher the amount of CaCO3 addition, the greater was the accelerating effect. The thermogravimetric analysis results showed that the amounts of added CaCO3 became slightly lower as the hydration took place; however any new reaction products were not detected by the X-ray diffractometry analysis. The engineering properties including microhardness and modulus of elasticity, in the early stage of the hydration were remarkably improved by the addition of nano-CaCO3. It was suggested that the seeding effect of the nano-CaCO3 particles and the nucleation of C-S-H caused the enhanced strength development.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number53922
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NPARC number20374308
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