Volume 13, Issue 2 (January 1991)

    An Analysis of Factors Affecting Particle-Size Distribution of Hydraulic Cements

    CODEN: CCAOAD

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    Abstract

    Particle-size distribution of hydraulic cements plays an indispensable role in controlling the product quality and maintaining reliable performance in end applications. Selection of particle-size measurement methods is becoming increasingly complex due to the availability of a variety of instruments based on different measurement principles. This paper discusses the primary criteria to be met by a particle-size distribution analzer for applications in hydraulic cement characterization. Among the several methods available for measuring the particle-size distribution, a light diffraction technique was utilized to examine the effect of dispersion solvents on the resulting size distribution. Distilled water, distilled water containing a polyacrylate surfactant, isopropyl alcohol, and a commercially available organic surfactant were used as dispersion solvents. The resulting data are analyzed with respect to variations due to the dispersion solvents and factors responsible for the observed variations.


    Author Information:

    Lum, L-SH
    Group leader, Ceramics Division, and chemical engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

    Malghan, SG
    Group leader, Ceramics Division, and chemical engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD


    Stock #: CCA10127J

    ISSN: 0149-6123

    DOI: 10.1520/CCA10127J

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    Title An Analysis of Factors Affecting Particle-Size Distribution of Hydraulic Cements
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    Committee C01