Title: Relevance of Concrete Superplasticizers in a Developing Economy
Author(s): V. G. Gokhale and R. Paranjpe
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 381-392
Keywords: cements; chemical analysis; concrete construction;
economics; manufacturing; plants; plasti-production
methods; quality control; research.
Today, the developing countries have sufficient techni-cal manpower and basic research facilities to develop indigenous know-how for most chemicals. As far as superplasticizers are concerned, Gas-layer Chromatographic equipment, Infra-red/Ultra-violet spectrometers and a well equipped analytical chemical laboratory are adequate to develop know-how indigenously. The paper describes such development work which has been successfully done in India. Such production of superplasticizers is essential to developing countries where cement shortages and poor quality cement seriously hamper construction work of large and essential projects.