Bhattacharya, T K and Ghosh, Arup and Tripathi, Himansu Shekhar and Das, Swapan Kumar (2003) Solid state sintering of lime in presence of La2O3 and CeO2. Bulletin of Materials Science, 26 (7). pp. 703-706. ISSN 0250-4707

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The sintering of lime by double calcination process from natural limestone has been conducted with La2O3 and CeO2 additive up to 4 wt.% in the temperature range 1500-1650degreesC. The results show that the additives enhanced the densification and hydration resistance of sintered lime. Densification is achieved up to 98.5% of the theoretical value with La2O3 and CeO2 addition in lime. Grain growth is substantial when additives are incorporated in lime. The grain size-of sintered CaO (1600degreesC) with 4 wt.% La2O3 addition is 82 mum and that for CeO2 addition is 50 mum. The grains of sintered CaO in presence of additive are angular with pores distributed throughout the matrix. EDX analysis shows that the solid solubility of La2O3 and CeO2 in CaO grain is 2.9 and 1.7 weight %, respectively. The cell dimension of CaO lattice is 4.803 Angstrom. This value decreases with incorporation of La2O3 and CeO2. The better hydration resistance of La2O3 added sintered lime compared to that of CeO2 added one, is related to the bigger grain size of the lime in former case.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sintered lime; cation vacancy; hydration resistance; microstructure
Subjects: Cements, Limes, Plasters
Depositing User: Subhra Lahiri
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2012 11:17
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2013 11:30

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