Rehydration Performance of Binary Binders Made with Dehydrated Cement Paste and Phosphogypsum
This paper presents the rehydration performance of binary binders made with dehydrated cement paste (DCP) and phosphogypsum (GP). DCP was obtained by thermal treatment of hardened cement pastes in which the initial water to cement ratio was 0.5. DCP we mixed with phosphogypsum (PG) to prepare the binary binders . The effect of PG on the physical and mechanical properties of the binary binders was investigated. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) was used to indentify the structural characteristics of the rehydration products. The results showed that the setting time was prolonged and the compressive strength increased slightly by mixing DCP with PG. Microstructural observations indicated that an remarkable amount of ettringite intergrows with the hydrated calcium silicate to form a network structure. Thus, the addition of phosphogypsum can not only utilize the industrial by-product, but enhances the hydraulic properties of the DCP.
T. Sun et al., "Rehydration Performance of Binary Binders Made with Dehydrated Cement Paste and Phosphogypsum", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 474-476, pp. 1238-1242, 2011