Production and properties of ferrite-rich CSAB cement from metallurgical industry residues.

Author(s) Isteri, V.; Ohenoja, K.; Hanein, T.; Kinoshita, H.; Tanskanen, P.; Illikainen, M.; Fabritius, T.
Journal Sci Total Environ
Date Published 2019 Dec 23
Abstract

Blast furnace slag from the steel industry is commercially utilized as a cement replacement material without major processing requirements; however, there are many unutilized steel production slags which differ considerably from the blast furnace slag in chemical and physical properties. In this study, calcium sulfoaluminate belite (CSAB) cement clinkers were produced using generally unutilized metallurgical industry residues: AOD (Argon Oxygen Decarburisation) slag from stainless steel production, Fe slag from zinc production, and fayalitic slag from nickel production. CSAB clinker with a target composition of ye'elimite-belite-ferrite was produced by firing raw materials at 1300 °C. The phase composition of the produced clinkers was identified using quantitative XRD analyses, and the chemical composition of the clinker phases produced was established using FESEM-EDS and mechanical properties were tested through compressive strength test. It is demonstrated that these metallurgical residues can be used successfully as alternative raw materials for the production of CSAB cement that can be used for special applications. In addition, it is shown that the available quantities of these side-streams are enough for significant replacement of virgin raw materials used in cement production.

DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.136208
ISSN 1879-1026
Citation Isteri V, Ohenoja K, Hanein T, Kinoshita H, Tanskanen P, Illikainen M, et al. Production and properties of ferrite-rich CSAB cement from metallurgical industry residues. Sci Total Environ. 2019;712:136208.

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