Amorphous Silica in Siliceous Pozzolans: A Rapid Method for its Determination

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Title: Amorphous Silica in Siliceous Pozzolans: A Rapid Method for its Determination

Author(s): J. Paya, J. Monzo M. V. Borrachero, A. M. Mellado, and L. M. Ordonez

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 199

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 783-798

Keywords: pozzolan; silica; solvent

Date: 6/1/2001

Abstract:
Different non-aqueous solvents (NAS), such as ethylene glycol, 1,2-propylene glycol and glycerol, were tested in the study of the behavior of NAS/SiOz-rich pozzolans (rice husk ash, RHA, and silica fume, SF). Dissolved SiOa in NAS/pozzolan mixtures was evaluated by several procedures: a) electrical conductivity measurements of the suspension; b) weighing of non-dissolved matter in reflux conditions; and c) titration using barium hydroxide solution. The obtained results were compared to those obtained by the reference method (solubility in boiling KOH solution). A good correlation between data obtained in NAS and the reference method was observed.