The long-term behaviour of cement monoliths containing an organic waste, was investigated by means of a 14-month dynamic-leach-testing in deionised water. The degree of hydration and the phase composition were measured by Thermal Analysis (TGA/DTA), X-ray Powder Diffraction (XRD) and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDXS). X-ray data, analysed by the Rietveld method, provided a detailed quantitative information on the in-depth crystalline phase distribution in the specimens. Crossed with TGA and spectroscopic data and supported by the results of kinetic/hydration calculations, the diffraction results provide a detailed description of the in-depth phase composition gradient in the leached monoliths. In particular, 14-month old specimens show a clear leaching zone with predominance of CSH and calcite near the surface and low abundance of the other usual cement constituents. The material is not completely effective in retaining the contaminant.
|Titolo:||Phase composition gradient in leached polluted cement monoliths|
|Autori:||Leoni, Matteo; Scardi, Paolo; R., Pelosato; I., Natali Sora; G., Dotelli; P., Gallo Stampino; A., Lo Presti|
|Titolo del periodico:||CEMENT AND CONCRETE RESEARCH|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Numero e parte del fascicolo:||11|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.cemconres.2007.08.013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista (Journal article)|