Tag Archives: Blended cement

How much is the bulk density of hydrating (blended) cement paste?

In the last post, I explained the clear definition of different densities. Among these densities, bulk density and apparent density are the two most important values when performing mercury intrusion porosity (MIP) experiment. Since samples that undergo MIP are usually irregular, the bulk volume is not possible to measure without being immersed in liquid. By […]

Determining the Amount of Reacted Slag in Blended Cement Using EDTA Method

1 Procedure of EDTA A typical chemical reaction of a slag could be like the following [NIST, D.P Bentz], C7.88S7.39M3A + 2.6CH + bH → 7.39C1.42SHmA0.046 + 0.66M4.6AHd C=CaO, S=SiO2, M=MgO, A=Al2 O3, CH=Ca(OH)2, H=H2O. The method EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) has been described by Erntroy [Erntry, 1987]. The following is a short description of the method. […]

Methods to measure the reaction degree of slag in blended cement

The reaction degree of slag in blended cement is difficult to measure using those methods which are successfully applied for Portland cement. Demoulian et al. described a method based on extraction of the constituents other than unreacted slag with a reagent based on Ethylene Diamine Tetraacetic Acid (EDTA), finding it effective for determining reaction degree […]