University of Manchester

Correlation of Microstructure Hydration with Leaching of SrCl2 in Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) Add-mixtures

YANLI WEN
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Scientific Case

a. To understand the influence of the OPC hydration process during the first 24 hours on microstructure evolution and development of shrinkage strains,
b. To assess the influence of pH-controlled DI water on the leaching characteristics of OPC/SrCl2 add mixtures. Strontium will be used as a tracer material, to inform about the ingress water in cement microstructure.
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cement microstructure

Experiment Design

3-10 microns
Scanners and Rigs
Xradia VersaXCT
24
Not Required
10

Sample & Safety

Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) paste mixed with SrCl2( 0.5 mol/L) by mass 2:1.
2
Low Hazard

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