Quarrying management course – DR Ahmed Mostafa Egypt ASEC

Quarrying management course – DR Ahmed Mostafa Egypt ASEC Geology and cement industry CHAPTER (I)       GEOLOGY AND CEMENT INDUSTRY        I.1WHAT IS GEOLOGY?   Geology is, broadly speaking, the study of the Earth. It is split into several disciplines, including: Petrology (the study of rocks), Geophysics (the study of the […]

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Cement Technology Course (3/5) geological point of view

Argillaceous Rocks These are the sources for SiO2, Al2O3 and Fe2O3 They include claystones, siltstones, shales, mudstones and even marls. Claystone is a clastic sedimentary rock. It is composed of very fine particles (clay sized, less than 1/256 mm) which have become cemented into a hard rock. Claystone is distinguished from a mudstone by the […]

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Cement Technology Course (2/5) geological point of view

Raw Material Characterization Carbonate Rocks The carbonate rocks make up 10 to 15% of sedimentary rocks. They largely consist of two types of rocks. Limestones which are composed mostly of calcite (CaCO3) or high Mg calcite [(Ca,Mg)CO3], and Dolostones which are composed mostly of dolomite [CaMg(CO3)2]. Because carbonate minerals in general are soluble in slightly […]

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Cement Technology Course (1/5) geological point of view

Cement Technology Course Prepared and Presented By: Dr. Abdel Monem Soltan E-mail address: abdelmonemsoltan@gmail.com Cement Technology Course Outline Building Material -History -Importance -Types Introduction to Cement -Definition -Raw Material -Raw Material Exploration Methods -Quarrying Processes -Grinding Processes -Blending Processes Limestone Characterization -Acid Etching -Petrography (microstructure) -Classification – Mineralogy -Chemistry Argillaceous Rocks Characterization -Size Analysis -tructure […]

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