Dielectric and Spectroscopic Studies of A Fly Ash Blended Cement Paste

K. Thiruppathi, S. Barathan, N. Anandhan, D. Govindarajan


The dielectric constant (?') of Sulfate Resisting Portland Cement (SRPC) blended with 30% of fly ash by addition is
measured using microwave bench at 9.54 GHz, for initial 30 hours of hydration. The heat of hydration for the same
blend using heat of solution calorimetry is also measured. It is observed that contrary to the usual trend of retarding of
fly ashes, it shows an accelerating trend with increasing strength as times passes. SEM micrographs and XRD patterns
are also recorded and observed that C4Al2SO16 (C4A3S¯) is found to be responsible for the accelerating trend of the mix.
The hydration process in the early period is studied and it is suggested that suitable retarder should be adopted for the
effective utilization.
Cement chemistry notations: C=CaO, A=Al2O3, S¯=SO3, H=H2O, F=Fe2O3, S=SiO2

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ijc.v2n1p212


International Journal of Chemistry   ISSN 1916-9698 (Print)   ISSN 1916-9701 (Online)

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