Tag: Clinker

The study of Cements, Plasters, Composites, and Ceramics by thermal analysis.

Thermal analysis can be used for hydration and dehydration studies on cements and mortars. Evolved heats and setting times can be studied along with composition analysis of the materials. Thermal stability and evolved gas analysis can also be used to obtain compositional data

Cement Analysis by the Pressed Powder Method on the ZSX PrimusIII+ According to ASTM C114-11

Cement is one of the most important materials for construction. Many kinds of hydraulic cements, including Portland cement, with various physical properties are produced by changing the composition of clinker minerals; therefore, it is important to control the chemical composition of cement products and interim products. ASTM C114-11 covers chemical analysis of hydraulic cement. In this standard, procedures of wet chemical analysis are mainly described and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry is mentioned as example of “Rapid Test Methods”. In practice, XRF spectrometry has been used for chemical composition analysis of cement owing to its simple sample preparation and high precision. This application note demonstrates quantitative analysis for Portland cement by the pressed pellet method according to ASTM C114-11 on Rigaku ZSX PrimusIII+, a sequential wavelength dispersive XRF spectrometer.

Cement Raw Meal Analysis

Cement is one of the most important materials for construction. Various physical properties are given to cement by changing the mineral composition of clinker; therefore, it is important to control the chemical composition of cement raw meal. XRF spectrometry has been used for chemical composition analysis in cement production processes owing to its simple sample preparation, rapid analysis and high precision. This application note demonstrates quantitative analysis for cement raw meal by the pressed powder method on Rigaku ZSX PrimusIII+, a sequential wavelength dispersive XRF spectrometer.