New Analysis of Roman Concrete

As many may be aware, at Bridge Gap we have been mindful of the attention paid use of pozzolan in cements by many of our customers – in November of last year we even contributed an article on the subject.  In our recent website transition, we almost failed to spot this article on a recent study by the University of California, Berkeley.  Environmentalists will likely focus on the reduced carbon emissions obtained through the substitution of pozzolan in concrete, while many in the cement industry may pay more attention to the findings that point to a greater durability resulting from a concrete with greater incorporation of alumina (in the form of Al-tobermorite) and up to 10% lime content.  While the article discusses the implications for the use of natural pozzolan and fly ash for substitution in concrete, an interesting next step from this research may be the improved formulation of synthetic pozzolans produced with optimal alumina and calcium content.

Categories: General Business Posts, General Cement, Green

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