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A is for alite

18 June 2012, Published under Cement News

The characteristics of clinker minerals when viewed under the microscope reveal key information about the cement production process. Arthur Harrisson explains their importance, mineral non-equilibrium and mineralogy in practice. He also takes a closer look at the key mineral alite. Optical microscope can reveal a wealth of information about clinker manufacturing processes and clinker properties Cement clinker contains four main minerals, all of which are usually identifiab...