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

Mohd Sobri Idris1, Khairul Nizar Ismail1, Shamsul Baharin Jamaludin1, Che Mohd Ruzaidi Ghazali1 and Kamarudin Hussin1
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American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 4 No. 8, 2007, 543-546

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2007.543.546

Submitted On: 31 January 2007 Published On: 31 August 2007

How to Cite: Idris, M. S., Ismail, K. N., Jamaludin, S. B., Ghazali, C. M. R. & Hussin, K. (2007). Comparative Characterization of Clinker’s Microstructure at Different Temperature Zone during Cement Production . American Journal of Applied Sciences, 4(8), 543-546. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2007.543.546

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 ofβ-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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Keywords

  • Clinker
  • microstructure