Lightweight Concrete Based on Gypseous Binding Materials, Modified with Microcrystalline Cellulose, and Cavitationly Processed Sawdust
The physical and mechanical properties of lightweight constructional heat-insulating concrete (sawdust gypsum concrete) with high-strength gypsum binder, modified by food cotton microcrystalline cellulose and organic fillers of plant origin from the waste wood of coniferous and deciduous species in the form of cavitationly processed pine and birch sawdust have been studied. The dependence of the cavitation extraction time of water-soluble reducing substances (sugars) from sawdust on the strength of sawdust gypsum concrete is established. The changes in microstructure of the gypsum matrix, the mean density, bending tension strength and compression strength, the thermal conductivity coefficient of sawdust gypsum concrete on the basis of the cavitationly processed sawdust with the introduction of microcrystalline cellulose are analyzed. It is proven that microcrystalline cellulose compacts the space between the crystalline hydrates of calcium sulfate dihydrate in the gypsum matrix microstructure and improves the physical and mechanical properties of sawdust gypsum concrete.
Dr. Denis Solovev
A.A. Pykin et al., "Lightweight Concrete Based on Gypseous Binding Materials, Modified with Microcrystalline Cellulose, and Cavitationly Processed Sawdust", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 945, pp. 188-192, 2019