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Resources 2018, 7(3), 56; https://doi.org/10.3390/resources7030056

Saving Raw Materials for Cement Manufacture and Reusing an Untreated Waste from the Petrochemical Industry

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Centro de Química Estrutural-CQE, IST, University of Lisbon, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
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Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Setúbal Technology School, 2914-761 Setúbal, Portugal
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Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Barreiro Technology School, 2839-001 Lavradio, Portugal
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Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, U.N.L., 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
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Received: 20 August 2018 / Revised: 9 September 2018 / Accepted: 11 September 2018 / Published: 12 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Renewable Resources, Clean Resources, Future Resources)
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This research addresses the replacement of cement by an untreated waste from the petrochemical industry. The effects of partial replacement of cement by spent fluid cracking catalyst (SFCC) on properties of mortar were determined. In this study, a series of mortar mixes was prepared with replacement ratios of 0%, 3%, 6%, and 12%. Furthermore, performance enhancing factors such as SFCC treatment or use of plasticizers were avoided. Workability, compressive strength, and durability related properties were assessed. An improvement regarding resistance to chloride penetration was observed, as well as that, when curing in salt water, the use of SFCC may be advantageous regarding compressive strength. View Full-Text
Keywords: SFCC; mortar; curing; strength; durability SFCC; mortar; curing; strength; durability
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Sena da Fonseca, B.; Castela, A.; Neves, R.; Duarte, R.; Galhano, C.; Montemor, M.F. Saving Raw Materials for Cement Manufacture and Reusing an Untreated Waste from the Petrochemical Industry. Resources 2018, 7, 56.

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