Reply to the discussion of the papers “ Impact of hydrated magnesium carbonate additives on the carbonation of reactive MgO cements ” and “ Enhancing the carbonation of MgO cement porous blocks through improved curing conditions ”, by S.A. Walling and J.L. Provis

Unluer, C. and Al-Tabbaa, A. (2016) Reply to the discussion of the papers “ Impact of hydrated magnesium carbonate additives on the carbonation of reactive MgO cements ” and “ Enhancing the carbonation of MgO cement porous blocks through improved curing conditions ”, by S.A. Walling and J.L. Provis. Cement and Concrete Research, 79, pp. 427-430. (doi: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2015.09.009)

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Abstract

This paper is a reply to the discussion by S.A. Walling and J.L. Provis on our papers “Impact of hydrated magnesium carbonate additives on the carbonation of reactive MgO cements” and “Enhancing the carbonation of MgO cement porous blocks through improved curing conditions”. Walling and Provis discuss the assignment of X-ray diffraction patterns, the use of acid digestion to quantify the degree of carbonation, the interpretation of thermal analysis data, and the stability of hydrated magnesium carbonates. In this reply, we confirm the conclusions made in the two papers based on the combined evidence of microstructural and mechanical performance results.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Unluer, Dr Cise
Authors: Unluer, C., and Al-Tabbaa, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Journal Name:Cement and Concrete Research
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0008-8846
Published Online:09 October 2015

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