Hardening and properties of cement-based materials incorporating heavy metal oxides
The subject of the study was the influence of oxides PbO, ZrO2 and Cr2O3 immobilized in cement matrix. The obtained results show the positive effect of the present oxides in hydrating cement on compressive strength development and the quality of the formating pore structure of the resulting material.
A surprising effect showing the paralysis of the positive effect of heavy metal oxide admixture has been shown by the increasing of the added quantity of PbO (from 1 to 4%) and the used w/c ratio (0·7 instead of 0·4). The increase of the quantity overcoming the optimum of the reaction product of the interaction between hydrating cement and PbO added for the cause of the paralysis is supposed. The explanation of the adverse effect and the identification of the reaction product in question needs more detailed study.
Volume 43, 2020
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