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Magnesia Cements

From formulation to application

With portland cement and cementitious building products (currently used in over 95% of cement applications) consuming vast quantities of natural resources, constitutse a large proportion of industrial waste and currently represent about 5% of anthropogenic global CO2 emissions, there is an urgent need for innovative, creative, cost-effective and sustainable approaches to reduce the tremendous environmental impact of conventional cement-based technology and applications.

Magnesia cements offer one alternative, with a unique set of properties that set them apart from the conventional Portland based cements, such as superior strength, fire resistance, and exceptional ability to bond to a wide range of aggregates. Sorel cement as well as some magnesium compounds and minerals also have the ability to react with atmospheric carbon dioxide and effectively sequester it via carbonation. This will have obvious appeal as carbon dioxide sequestration is currently center stage as an environmental concern.

This reference handbook provides detailed analysis of the chemistry, properties, manufacture and the classical and new uses for magnesia cements. The focus is on Sorel cement (magnesium oxychloride), magnesium oxysulfate and magnesium phosphate cements. The work is ideally suited for materials scientists, cement chemists and ceramicists researching related subjects at academic institutions, and beyond materials research, for any academic working with construction and remediation, cement clinker, novel cement systems (sustainability), hydration and durability, thermodynamic modeling, waste management, and hydrate characterization. Research engineers working on any aspect of cement systems with environmental impacts will also be highly interested.

Audience

Reference handbook for materials scientists, cement chemists and ceramicists researching related subjects at academic institutions. Within materials science the work will be suitable for any academic working with construction and remediation, cement clinker, novel cement systems (sustainability), hydration and durability, thermodynamic modeling, waste management, and hydrate characterization.

Hardbound, 400 Pages

Published: May 2015

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-391925-0

Contents

    1. History and Development of Magnesia Cements
    2. Sorel Magnesium Oxychloride; Magnesium Oxysulfate; Magnesium Phosphate; Magnesium Oxide Cement; References

    3. Chemistry and Formulation of Magnesia Cements
    4. Sorel Magnesium Oxychloride; Magnesium Oxysulfate; Magnesium Phosphate; Magnesium Oxide Cement; References

    5. Physical Properties and Micro-Structure of Magnesia Cements
    6. Sorel Magnesium Oxychloride; Magnesium Oxysulfate; Magnesium Phosphate; Magnesium Oxide Cement; Comparisons with Portland Cements; Fire Retardancy of Magnesia Cements; References

    7. Magnesia Cement Construction Products
    8. Sorel Magnesium Oxychloride; Chinese building products; Magnesium Oxysulfate; Tectum Board

      Magnesium Phosphate; Ceramacrete; Set 45; References

    9. Green Applications of Magnesia Compounds and Cements
    10. Magnesium Oxide Cements; Concrete Aggregates Produced from Sequestered CO2; Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide; References

    11. Magnesia Cements in Non-Building Applications

    Well Drilling Applications; Medical Cements; Remediation and Waste Disposal Applications; References

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