hongminh
44 posts
TimePosted 12/06/2009 10:46:34
hongminh says

egg yolk

What do you think about phenomenon "egg yolk" of clinker.

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Michael Clark
312 posts
TimePosted 12/06/2009 16:38:44

Re: egg yolk

Brown cores are quite commonly seen within clinker nodules when they are broken. Clinker which appears to be normal, with a dark grey colour, is found to have brown cores when the nodules are broken. This phenomena is brought about by high temperature reduction of Fe3+ to Fe2+ at the high temperatures in the burning zone. This happens after the C3S has been formed and is therefore not detrimental for strength development of cement (although colour may be affected). All clinker will be reduced to some extent by the high temperatures in the burning zone of a cement kiln. After the clinker passes under the flame the secondary air rising from the cooler re-oxidises the Fe2+ to Fe3+, but large clinker nodules may not be completely re-oxidised through to the core and remain brown in the centre. Porosity, as well as size, is a factor determining the re-oxidation of the cores, low SM clinker may be less porous, due to lower flux content, and therefore more prone to brown cores.

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vinayak
29 posts
TimePosted 13/06/2009 07:12:01
vinayak says

Re: egg yolk

Thanks for the input. The egg yolk can be reduced by avoiding the reducing atmosphere in the kiln burning zone by keeping the higher kiln inlet oxygen ( around 2%)

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Raj Sahu
198 posts
TimePosted 13/06/2009 07:27:05
Raj Sahu says

Re: egg yolk

Low SM means high amount of alumina and iron and raw mix is easy to burn.Low SM should have high flux content in contrast to your reply.Please clarify the matter.

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