SP-288: Tenth International Conference on Superplasticizers and other Chemical Admixtures

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Editor: V.M. Malhotra


This SP contains 33 papers presented at the Tenth International Conference of Superplasticizers and Other Chemical Admixtures in Concrete held in Prague, Czech Republic, in October 2012. Topics include Synthesis, Characterization, and Dispersing Performance of a Novel Cycloaliphatic Superplasticizer; Compatibility between Polycarboxylate and Viscosity-Modifying Admixtures in Cement Pastes; Aspects of Gypsum-Free Portland Cement; A Novel Type of PCE Possessing Silyl Functionalities; and much more.


Document Details

Publication Year: 2012

ISBN: 9780870317750

Formats: PDF

Table of Contents


Synthesis, Characterization, and Dispersing Performance of a Novel Cycloaliphatic Superplasticizer

by Lei Lei, Johanna de Reese, and Johann Plank


Compatibility between Polycarboxylate and Viscosity-Modifying Admixtures in Cement Pastes

by Marta Palacios, Robert J. Flatt, Francisca Puertas, and A. Sanchez-Herencia


Aspects of Gypsum-Free Portland Cement

by Harald Justnes


A Novel Type of PCE Possessing Silyl Functionalities

by Julia Witt and Johann Plank


Compatibility of PCP with Portland Cement Replaced with Natural Pozzolan and Fly Ash

by Marco Goisis, Matteo Pesci, and Giovanni D’Ambrosio


Calcium Nitrate Counteracting PCE Superplasticizer Retardation

by Karel Lesage, Özlem Cizer, Geert De Schutter, Bram Desmet, John Vantomme, and Lucie Vandewalle


Surface Area Measurement of C3A/CaSO4/H2O/Superplasticizers System

by Florent Dalas, Sylvie Pourchet, André Nonat, David Rinaldi, Martin Mosquet, and Jean-Pierre Korb


Effect of Diutan Gums and Superplasticizers on the Rheology of Cement-Based Grouts

by Mohammed Sonebi, Jacek Kwasny, and M. A. H. Jumahat


A Review of Recent Developments in ASTM Standard Specifications and ACI Guide Documents for Chemical Admixtures

by Charles K. Nmai and Bradley Violetta


Effects of In-Transit Addition of Superplasticizer

by Eric P. Koehler and Mark F. Roberts


Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometric Methods for the Determination of Chemical Additives in Portland Cement and Concrete

by A. Jeknavorian and E. F. Barry


Modification of the Compressive Strength Requirements for the ASTM C494 Standard on Chemical Admixtures

by Ara A. Jeknavorian and Philip J. Press


Relative Behavior of Carboxylic and Phosphorous-Based Dispersants

by Maurizio Bellotto


Performance of UHPC with Shrinkage Mitigation Admixtures Under Simulated Field Conditions

by A. M. Soliman and M. L. Nehdi


Influence of Adsorbing Polymers on the Macroscopic Viscosity of Concentrated Cement Pastes

by Julie Hot and Nicolas Roussel


Understanding the Effectiveness of Polycarboxylates as Grinding Aids

by Ratan K. Mishra, Hendrik Heinz, Thomas Müller, Jörg Zimmermann, and Robert J. Flatt


The Leachability of a PCP-Based Superplasticizer from Hardened Cement-Based Materials

by Cyril Guérandel, Lionel Vernex-Loset, Gabriel Krier, Michel De Lanève, Laurent Izoret, Christian Pierre, Jean-François Muller


Superabsorbent Polymers to Mitigate Autogenous Shrinkage of Cement Mortar

by Christof Schröfl and Viktor Mechtcherine


Effects of Different Polycarboxylate Ether Structures on the Rheology of Alkali-Activated Slag Binders

by Alireza Kashani, John L. Provis, Jiangtao Xu, Adam Kilcullen, Peter Duxson, Greg G. Qiao, Jannie S.J. van Deventer


Unique Applications of an Innovative Workability-Retaining Admixture

by Charles K. Nmai and Joseph A. Daczko


Working Mechanisms of Air-Entraining Admixtures and Their Subsequent Activation Potential

by Eberhard Eickschen


Influences of Slag or Limestone on the Performance of Superplasticizers

by Jens Herrmann and Jörg Rickert


Optimization of Synthetic Macrofiber Dosage in Tunneling Using Polycarboxylic Admixtures

by Giovanni Mantegazza, Alessandra Gatti, and Nicola Ursi


Characterization of Colored Self-Compacting Concretes

by Valeria Corinaldesi and Saveria Monosi


Influence of Temperature on Stabilizing Agents in Presence of Superplasticizers

by Wolfram Schmidt, Henricus J. H. Brouwers, Hans‑Carsten Kuehne, and Birgit Meng

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Effects of Superplasticizer Structure on Performance of Portland-Based Cements

by Lidia Eusebio, Andrea Casali, Marco Goisis, Giuseppe Manganelli, and Paolo Gronchi


Effect of Amphoteric Comb-Like Copolymer Dispersant on Dispersibility and Dispersibility Retention of Cement Pastes

by Qianping Ran, Changwen Miao, Jiaping Liu, Yong Yang, and Dongliang Zhou


Study on the Interaction of Na‑montmorillonite Clay with Polycarboxylates

by Serina Ng and Johann Plank


Fundamental Interactions between Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNT), Ca2+ and Polycarboxylate Superplasticizers in Cementitious Systems

by Ilina Kondofersky-Mintova and Johann Plank


The Role of Non-Adsorbed PCE Molecules in Cement Dispersion: Experimental Evidence for a New Dispersion Mechanism

by Alex Lange, Tsuyoshi Hirata, and Johann Plank


Chemical Activation of Metakaolin in Cement-Based Materials

by Fatma Saidat, Michel Mouret, and Martin Cyr


Reducing Concrete Shrinkage by Aggregate Treatment with Polymer Latex and Water Repellent

by W. W. S. Fung, P. L. Ng, H. H. C. Wong, and A. K. H. Kwan


Overview of Rheological Parameters Affecting Stability of SCC

by Ya Peng, Stefan Jacobsen, Klaartje De Weerdt, Bård Pedersen, Britt Blom Marstrander




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