Preparation of Portland Cement with Pumice
The portland cement clinker was successfully produced using pumice as the principal materials. Effects of different calcine temperature on cement clinker were studied. Phase compositions of clinker were confirmed by combining the phase diagram with X-ray diffraction. Microstructures of clinker were analyzed by scanning electron microscope. From the result of mechanical property showed that the compression strength of clinker can be reached 35MPa. The result of scanning electron microscope showed that the main hydrating products were CSH gels, AFt and CH crystals, the morphology of which were normal. With the prolongation of hydrating age, the hydrating products were richer and the cement paste was densified.
S. C. Cui et al., "Preparation of Portland Cement with Pumice", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 99-100, pp. 733-738, 2011