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  • 1 Key Laboratory of Specially Functional Materials of the Ministry of Education, South China University of Technology, 510640, Guangzhou, China
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Abstract

To improve the properties of steel slag blended cements, a chemical activator was added into blended cements, the mechanical properties and durability of steel slag blended cements were investigated. The results show that steel slag in blended cement pastes presents low hydraulic activity and makes practically no contribution to strength development. After the addition of chemical activator, the mechanical properties and durability of ternary blended cements are increased significantly. The hydration process and micro-structural development of blended cement was investigated by isothermal calorimeter and scanning electric microscope, respectively. Steel slag started hydration in the first 3 days in the presence of chemical activator, steel slag and granulate blast furnace slag reacted with Ca(OH)2 to form a dense microstructure as curing proceeded. Therefore, both early and late compressive strengths of steel slag blended cement with 35% cement clinker and 30% steel slag can be comparable with those of Portland cement.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
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