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Volume 163, 2018MATBUD’2018 – 8th Scientific-Technical Conference on Material Problems in Civil Engineering
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Cement Pastes and Mortars|
|Published online||15 June 2018|
The impact of lithium nitrate on the physical and mechanical properties of Portland cement)
Kielce University of Technology, al. Tysiąclecia Państwa Polskiego 7, 25-314 Kielce, Poland
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The effectiveness of lithium nitrate as a chemical additive which reduces the negative effects of alkali aggregate reaction was subject to research by scientists in many centres around the world. The literature data on the impact of lithium nitrate on the physical and mechanical properties of cements are rare. Without a precise definition of the impact of lithium nitrate on the cement properties, it is extremely hard to determine its real advantages in practical usage. In this paper, studies were undertaken to assess the impact of LiNO3 on the properties of pastes and mortars with Portland cement. The rate of hydration of the cement with lithium additive was examined by isothermal calorimetry, measurements of setting time and phase composition of cement pastes in the initial stages of hydration. The influence of the admixture on the compressive strength development of mortars after 2, 7 and 28 days of hardening was also researched. Results indicate that lithium nitrate accelerates the early hydration of Portland cement, affecting the precipitation of hydration products. The compressive strength of mortars with lithium admixture decrease after 28 days, although 2 an 7-day strength were greater than the control mortars.
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