Research projects on the subject Chemistry and mineralogy
Assessment of Portland cement clinker by means of microscopic and mineralogical analysis methods for the evaluation of the clinker burning process
The aim of the project was to investigate the suitability of the Ono method for evaluation of burning conditions even on clinker burnt with alternative fuels. Furthermore the focus of the project was the development of a methodology for correlations between microscopically and mineralogically analysed clinker properties and burning conditions.
Influences of temperature on interactions between superplasticizers and cements with several main constituents
The aim of this research project was to determine interactions between superplasticizers and cements in the temperature range of 5 °C (41 °F) to 30 °C (86 °F). The main focus was on superplasticizers based on polycarboxylate ether and cements with several main constituents.
Use of quantitative X-ray diffraction analysis in cement quality control
Optimisation of cements with natural calcined clays as main constituent and durability of concretes made of these cements
The new research project focussed on the optimisation of pozzolanic cements concerning the processing and composition of their constituents as well as the durability of concretes made of these cements.