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Title: Sustainable lime mortars
Author: Edwards, Diana D.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2677 4389
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2009
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The overall aim of this research was to improve scientific knowledge of the reactions that occur in, and the resulting properties of, lime mortars. Various aspects of lime mortar were Initially investigated. Firstly, Raman spectroscopy was used to study the hydration of lime which provided an insight into the phases present and their rate of hydration. Secondly, lime was produced from the calcination of egg-shell. The optimum calcination conditions found to produce the strongest mortar were 900°C for 12 hours. Egg-shell lime mortar had exceptionally high strength which was attributed to the negative effect of shrinking and compaction of the lime during curing.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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