Cement Manufacture and the Environment: Part I: Chemistry and Technology

@article{Oss2002CementMA,
  title={Cement Manufacture and the Environment: Part I: Chemistry and Technology},
  author={Hendrik G. van Oss and Amy C. Padovani},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Ecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={6}
}
Hydraulic (chiefly portland) cement is the binding agent in concrete and mortar and thus a key component of a country's construction sector. Concrete is arguably the most abundant of all manufactured solid materials. Portland cement is made primarily from finely ground clinker, which itself is composed dominantly of hydraulically active calcium silicate minerals formed through high‐temperature burning of limestone and other materials in a kiln. This process requires approximately 1.7 tons of… 
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