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dc.contributor.advisorMyers, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorKotwal, Ashley Russell
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-11T17:53:17Z
dc.date.available2018-01-11T17:53:17Z
dc.date.issued2015-11-17
dc.date.submittedDecember 2015
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/6956
dc.description.abstractThe production of cement is one of the largest sources of energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions in the world. Although cement is critical to the development of most infrastructure, regulations and permitting make it extremely cumbersome to increase production capacity. Consequently, the investigation of cement replacement in concrete mixtures is considered to be of commercial significance in the construction industry. Intergrinding limestone with clinker enables cement manufacturers to increase overall production volume while decreasing energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. To take advantage of these benefits, this study investigated the production and application of blended cements with high volume interground limestone. The characteristics of the materials were evaluated as well as their effect on the physical properties of mortar and concrete to determine their viability. A life cycle assessment was also performed to support commercialization of the blended cements.
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dc.format.extent102 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectCement
dc.subjectBlended cement
dc.subjectPortland limestone cement
dc.subjectAggregate
dc.subjectMortar
dc.subjectConcrete
dc.subjectCharacterization
dc.subjectMaterials science
dc.subjectLife Cycle Assessment
dc.titleCharacterization, Physical Properties and Commercial Viability of Blended Cements with High Volume Interground Limestone
txstate.documenttypeDissertation
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSchemmel, John
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSriraman, Vedaraman
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPowell, Clois
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHanks, Craig
thesis.degree.departmentMaterials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization Program
thesis.degree.disciplineEngineering Technology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
txstate.departmentMaterials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization


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