Determination of organic additives in mortars by near-IR spectroscopy. A novel approach to designing a sample set with high-variability components.

Industrial mortars consist primarily of a mixture of cement and an aggregate plus a small amount of additives that are used to modify specific properties. Using too high or too low additive rates usually results in the loss of desirable properties in the end product. This entails carefully controlling the amounts of additives added to mortar in order to… CONTINUE READING