5:30 PM - 5:33 PM
[BCG28-P01] Hydration and hardening prcess of iron and steel slags used for roadbed material
3-min talk in an oral session
This study firstly investigated the UCS of the MIX slag ( DCS / GBFS = 4 ) from K ironworks and N ironworks. Based on the UCS tests, the slag from N ironworks is stronger than the slag from K ironworks.
Batch experiments were then conducted for samples from K ironworks and N ironworks to investigate and compare the evolution of solution chemistry and precipitation of secondary minerals during slag hydration. Based on the XRD analysis for the samples after the batch experiments, the main product of the MIX sample from K ironworks is αC2SH while the MIX sample from N ironworks produced mainly CSH. The difference in mineralogy could be related to the UCS of the slag because of the difference in volume of secondary minerals. Based on the solution analysis of the samples, it is observed that the main source of Ca ion is DCS, while the main source of Si ion is GBFS. In addition, it is possible that the concentration of H4SiO4 in the solution, which is present in the form of calcium silicate hydrates, is determined by GBFS. Kinetic model was constructed. The model represent the mineral evolution during slag hydration in the both MIX slags.