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Hydrated phases and pore solution composition in cement-solidified saltstone waste forms



Kenneth A. Snyder, Paul E. Stutzman, Jacob Philip, David W. Esh


The mineral phases and pore solution composition of hydrated cement-solidified saltstone waste forms are quantified using thermogravimetric analysis, quantitative X-ray diffraction, and inductively-coupled plasma. The results suggest that, after 6 months to a year, the mineral phases present and the composition of the pore solution are stable, and are generally consistent with expectations based on the hydration of high volume portland cement replacement mixtures. Because the microstructural development is slow, compared to portland cement systems, additional work is needed to develop reliable models for the rate of hydration for these types of mixtures.
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Conference Dates
November 12-15, 2012
Conference Location


cement, saltstone, service life, thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray diffraction


Snyder, K. , Stutzman, P. , Philip, J. and Esh, D. (2013), Hydrated phases and pore solution composition in cement-solidified saltstone waste forms, NUCPERF 2012, Cadarache, -1, [online], (Accessed May 20, 2024)


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Created March 8, 2013, Updated November 10, 2018