Use of spent catalyst from catalytic cracking in fluidized bed as a new concrete additive

Barbara Pacewska , Iwona Wilińska , Jacek Kubissa


The hydration of cement paste was studied as a function of addition of spent catalyst for catalytic cracking in fluidized bed, as compared with similar use of microsilica and fly ashes. The course of the hydration process was studied by TG and DTA, X-ray diffraction, and infrared absorption methods. The time of setting of freshly prepared pastes and the compressive and bending strengths of sample beams after the 7th and 28th days of setting were determined. The contents of Ca(OH)2 in the pastes at different times of hydration were determined from the results of the thermogravimetric studies. The studies disclosed the pozzolana nature of the additives. The ability of combining with Ca(OH)2 was similar in the spent catalyst and microsilica. In the presence of the spent catalyst, the hydration process was strongly exothermic which promoted rapid setting of the cement paste. Calcium carbonate–aluminates formed in the system affect favorably the strength of the concretes formed.
Author Barbara Pacewska ICh
Barbara Pacewska,,
- The Institute of Chemistry
, Iwona Wilińska ICh
Iwona Wilińska,,
- The Institute of Chemistry
, Jacek Kubissa IB
Jacek Kubissa,,
- Insitute of Civil Engineering
Journal seriesThermochimica Acta, ISSN 0040-6031
Issue year1998
Keywords in EnglishCement paste, Fly ash, hydration, Silica dusts, Synthetic zeolite
Score (nominal)25
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2006 = 1.417 (2) - 2007=1.557 (5)
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