American Journal of Applied Sciences

Comparative Characterization of Clinker’s Microstructure at Different Temperature Zone during Cement Production

Mohd Sobri Idris, Khairul Nizar Ismail, Shamsul Baharin Jamaludin, Che Mohd Ruzaidi Ghazali and Kamarudin Hussin

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2007.543.546

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 8

Pages 543-546

Abstract

Temperature is an important parameter for transformation of minerals in clinker during cement productions. It influences the formation of alite from belite during calcinations and clinkering processes. The result of microstructure shows that the formation of belite minerals started at temperature nearly 1200°C which is at calcinations zone temperature, followed by formation of α-belite at higher temperature (around 1300°C), then formation of β-belite and finally, with the suitable conditions it will form alite minerals. The differences between minerals are identified physically using scanning electron microscope (SEM).

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© 2007 Mohd Sobri Idris, Khairul Nizar Ismail, Shamsul Baharin Jamaludin, Che Mohd Ruzaidi Ghazali and Kamarudin Hussin. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.