A Study of the Potential Use of Red Mud to Obtain Compositions Based on Portland Cement


The paper deals with the problem of utilization of red mud which is a waste product from alumina production using the Bayer method. The principal possible use for the red mud of JSC “Bogoslovsky aluminum plant” (Sverdlovsk region) for the compositions based on Portland cement is shown. It was found that the mud introduction accelerates beginning of the cement paste setting and thickens the paste reducing its mobility. It is concluded that the introduction of red mud up to 30 % is justified in terms of strength indicators. The work is carried out using mathematical planning of experiments.

Keywords: red mud, Portland cement, active mineral additive, composition, properties, bauxite, chemical composition, cement stone strength, mathematical planning of experiments

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