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Producing blast furnace slag cement clinker by utilizing redox reaction approach

Ismail, Ahmad Abdul Mun'im and Rosdin, Muhammad Rafiq Haikal and Abdul Hamid, Abd. Malek and Purwanto, Hadi and Rozhan, Alya Naili and Ani, Mohd Hanafi (2022) Producing blast furnace slag cement clinker by utilizing redox reaction approach. In: 7th International Corrosion Prevention Symposium for Research Scholars (CORSYM 2021), 17th November 2021, Virtual, Online.

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The demand and consumption of steel and concrete around the world is ever increasing as the construction of new buildings for residential and work purpose increased year by year. The higher production of steel leads to an increase in blast furnace slag waste which is the by-product of pig iron production. The tapping temperature of blast furnace slag is 1500 °C and hence the abundance of slag waste dumped at the landfill does not only used up a lot of space, but the amount of heat exposed to the atmosphere is enormous. Using appropriate redox reaction strategy, both slag and heat waste from iron production can be used for cement industry, which contributes to green economy. This work explores the potential to convert slag waste into cement clinker using direct heat from blast furnace of iron production. The mixture of blast furnace slag and limestone is introduced to produce cement clinker. The mixing composition of blast furnace slag and limestone is varied at weight percentage of 60, 70, and 74% calcium oxide (CaO) based on CaO–SiO2 binary phase diagram. The results indicated that the slag clinker showing the alite and belite phase when characterized with XRD and the percentage of weight loss increase after annealing process. BET analysis shows that the higher the addition of CaO results in higher pore volume, which is proving the high percentage of weight loss. It could be observed from this experiment that the redox reaction taking place during annealing process changing the composition of slag clinker, thus determining the quality of clinker. The clinker produced with desirable quality as Portland cement is the mixing composition of 74% CaO.

Item Type: Proceeding Paper (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Redox reaction, Blast furnace slag, Cement clinker
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Hanafi Ani
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2024 15:15
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2024 14:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/109552

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