Materiales de Construcción, Vol 65, No 318 (2015)

Constituent phases and mechanical properties of iron oxide-additioned phosphoaluminate cement

Shuai Yang
Shandong Provincial Laboratory for the Preparation and Measurement of Building Materials, University of Jinan, China

Shoude Wang
Shandong Provincial Laboratory for the Preparation and Measurement of Building Materials, University of Jinan, China

Chenchen Gong
Shandong Provincial Laboratory for the Preparation and Measurement of Building Materials, University of Jinan, China

Lingchao Lu
Shandong Provincial Laboratory for the Preparation and Measurement of Building Materials, University of Jinan, China

Xin Cheng
Shandong Provincial Laboratory for the Preparation and Measurement of Building Materials, University of Jinan, China


Iron oxide was added to phosphoaluminate clinker and its effects on cement constituents were determined using XRD, DSC, SEM-EDS and conduction calorimetry analysis. The variations in compressive strength were also studied. The results showed that in moderate amounts, iron oxide acts as a mineraliser during clinker sintering, furthering the conversion of CA1-Y(PY) to LHss at a lower temperature than normally required for that reaction. The main constituents of iron oxide-rich phosphoaluminate clinker included LHss, CA1-Y(PY), CP1-Z(AZ) and ferrite. The EDS findings showed that the composition of the ferrite phase was nonuniform. The conclusion drawn was that by modifying the dose of Fe2O3) , the composition of phosphoaluminate cement can be controlled to produce clinker and cement compliant with different mechanical strength requirements. The conduction calorimetry findings were consistent with those results.


Phosphoaluminate cement; Ferrite phase; Phase constituents; Mechanical properties

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