Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science


Author’s Name : Sathyanathan V | Dr. Padmanaban I unnamed

Volume 03 Issue 08 2016

ISSN no:  2348-3121

Page no: 152-154

Abstract – One of the main ingredients used for the production of concrete is the Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC). Carbon-dioxide (CO2) gas which is a major contributor in green house effect and the global warming, is produced in the production of cement, hence it is needed either to search for another material or partially replace cement by some other material. In recent years ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) when replaced with cement has emerged as a major alternative to conventional concrete and has rapidly drawn the concrete industry attention due to its cement savings, energy savings, and cost savings, environmental and socio-economic benefits. Magnesium silicate hydrate (M-S-H) cement is formed by the reaction of brucite with amorphous silica during sulphate attack in concrete and M-S-H is therefore regarded as having limited cementing properties. The aim of this work was to form M-S-H pastes, characterise the hydration reactions and assess the resulting properties. It is shown that M-S-H pastes can be prepared by reacting magnesium oxide (MgO) and silica fume (SF) at low water to solid ratio using sodium hexametaphosphate (NaHMP) as a dispersant. 

Keywords— M-S-H Cement, GGBFS, Hardened properties, Mechanical properties 


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