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Utilization of calcite and waste glass for preparing construction materials with a low environmental load
- Maeda, Hirotaka, Imaizumi, Haruki, Ishida, Emile Hideki
- Journal of environmental management 2011 v.92 no.11 pp. 2881-2885
- calcite, calcium, chemical composition, construction materials, glass, hot water treatment, porosity, powders, solidification, waste utilization
- In this study, porous calcite materials are hydrothermally treated at 200 °C using powder compacts consisting of calcite and glasses composed of silica-rich soda-lime. After treatment, the glasses are converted into calcium aluminosilicate hydrates, such as zeolite phases, which increase their strength. The porosity and morphology of new deposits of hydrothermally solidified materials depend up on the chemical composition of glass. The use of calcite and glass in the hydrothermal treatment plays an important role in the solidification of calcite without thermal decomposition.