The ash from fluidized bed combustion as a donor of sulfates to the Portland clinker
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The paper deals with possibilities of using solid residues from fluidized bed combustion of coal, bed and filter ash in the production of composite Portland cements. The ash from fluidized bed combustion contains a high amount of CaO, in the form of free lime or CaSO4 (anhydrite), so it could be used as a possible donor of sulfates to the Portland clinker instead of usually used gypsum. At first, the chemical composition of collected ashes was determined by X-Ray Fluorescence and the ongoing hydration process was monitored by isoperibolic calorimetry. Then samples containing mixtures of Portland clinker and ash were prepared. Their respective compressive strength and flexural strength were analyzed and observations were made on the hydration and composition of products of the hydration reaction detected by X-Ray diffraction. Finally, the results of selected mixtures were verified with prepared standardized mortars.
KeywordsPortland clinker, fluidized bed combustion ash, compressive strength, flexural strength, reaction of hydration.
Document typePeer reviewed
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SourceProcedia Engineering. 2016, vol. 151, issue 2016, p. 394-401.