Accession Number:

ADA160595

Title:

Characterization of Several Plasters and One Retarder for Repository Sealing Mixtures.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS STRUCTURES LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Samples of plasters i.e., calcium sulfate hemihydrate, CaSO4.12H20 from six sources and one plaster retarder from a different source were obtained and characterized by a combination of chemical and physical testing and by petrographic examination. The petrographic examination included X-ray diffraction, optical microscopy, differential thermal analysis, and scanning electron microscopy procedures. The intent of this work was twofold. One purpose was to determine if plaster per se could be used as an ingredient for cementitious mixtures intended for repository sealing applications, Previous experience had been with use of a proprietary admixture that contained plaster. The second purpose was to determine one or more methods of distinguishing between the alpha and beta forms of calcium sulfate hemihydrate. Keywords nuclear wastes plaster of paris tablesdata.

Subject Categories:

  • Adhesives, Seals and Binders

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE