Impact of Grinding Technology on Final Properties of Portland Cement
Portland cement got his name derived from the appearance of concrete that resembles sandstone located near city of Portland in England. In 1824, John Aspdin was granted a patent for the production of Portland cement.In the past, energy and economic demands on production of cement were lower than they are today. Production was characterized by a slower burning mode and coarser grinding. Product produced this way were reaching lower compressive strength.Currently there are several companies producing Portland cement. Main ones in Czech Republic are Holcim, Heidelbergcement group and Lafarge Cement a.s. Their production methods are very similar. The differences are mostly in the possibility of using local raw materials with different chemical composition and the technical equipment of factories. In the production, the main emphasis is on reducing energy and financial cost.One way to save energy and money is to use mechanical-chemical activation when grinding Portland clinker.
K. Dvořák et al., "Impact of Grinding Technology on Final Properties of Portland Cement", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 677, pp. 191-196, 2016