The only book to cover the use of special inorganic cements instead of standard Portland cement in certain specialist applications, such as oil well drilling or in a high temperature location. Special Inorganic Cements draws together information which is widely scattered in the technical literature. It describes various special cements, their chemistry and mineralogy along with the appropriate manufacturing processes, their hydration and hydration properties, and their applications.
Introductory Remarks. General Characteristics of Inorganic Cements. Special Portland Cements. Reactive Forms of Dicalcium Silicate and Belitic Cements. Cements Containing Calcium Sulfoaluminate. Cements Containing the Phases C12A7 or C11A7.CaF2. Cements Containing the Alinite Phase. Composite Cements - General Considerations. Cements Containing Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag. Cements Based on Natural and Artificial Pozzolanas. Calcium Aluminate Cement. Calcium Sulfate Based Binders. Phosphate Cements. Cementitious Systems Modified with Organic Polymers. Densely Packed Cementitious Materials. Miscellaneous Inorganic Binders. Low Energy Cements. Fast Setting Cements. Cements for High Performance Concrete. Cements with Reduced Hydration Heat Evolution. Binders with Increased Resistance to Chemical Attack. Expansive Cements. Cements for Concrete Mixes made with Alkali-Susceptible Aggregates. Cements for Elevated and High Temperature Applications. Coloured Cements. Cements for Fiber-Reinforced Cementitious Composites. Binders to be used in Combination with Wood. Oilwell Cements. Inorganic Binders for Toxic and Radioactive Waste Disposal. Cements for Dental and Medical Applications. Cements for Miscellaneous Special Applications.