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Component Characterization of Cements using Morphologi G3-ID

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Around three billion tons of cement are produced every year accounting for 10%-15% of global energy usage in industry and up to 10% of global CO2 production. The continuing growth of developing nations is creating an ever growing demand for cement, which means energy use and CO2 production will only increase. This brings inherent cost and environmental social responsibility concerns.

Increasingly industrial cement production is using Pozzolan materials such as fly-ash and volcanic-ash, to replace a proportion of the Portland cement. This reduces CO2 emissions and cost but doing so can also have beneficial effects as shown by the longevity of the Pantheon. Further understanding the cement product at the particle level can help maximize the benefits and minimize the costs.

Using the Morphologi G3-ID, the size and shape of various components in a cement blend can be individually characterized by morphologically directed Raman analysis.

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