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Cements and Binders

We will look at some alternatives to Portland cement, the most widely used construction material. Other materials such as lime and pozzolanas can also be used as more affordable, accessible and technically appropriate alternatives.

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A Small Lime Kiln for Batch and Continuous Firing

In 1996 Practical Action commissioned Paragon Ceramics to build an experimental lime kiln at Dedza in Malawi in partnership with local lime burners.

Chris Stevens;Kelvin Mason, Published on 1996

Alternativas al Cemento Portland

El cemento es el agente aglomerante mas importante de unión en concretos, morteros y enlucidos, y es utilizado en la producción de unidades de albañilería y tejas.

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 1994

Alternatives to Portland Cement

Cement is an important binding agent in concretes, mortars and renders, and is used for the production of walling blocks and roofing tiles.

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2005

Cal: Introducción

La cal tiene una larga tradición de uso en la construcción, en la agricultura y en el tratamiento del agua y de residuos.

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 1994

Gypsum Processing

Gypsum is used as a building material, making writing chalk, as a soil conditioner and to make moulds for pottery.

Otto Ruskulis, Published by Appropriate Technology Journal on 1997

How to Build a Small Vertical Shaft Lime Kiln

An example of a continuous production, mixed feed kiln from Zimbabwe.

Chris Stevens;Kelvin Mason, Published by BASIN on 2011

How to Calculate the Energy Efficiency of Lime Burning

The practice of burning limestone to produce quicklime is as old as the hills. This article demonstrates how to calculate the energy of your lime burning process.

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2008

How to identify quality construction materials (Local materials)

As part of the awareness campaign of the “Strengthening the Supply Chain Project”, the program aims to create awareness on the quality of construction materials and its importance while building

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Practical Action Nepal, Published on 2017

How to identify quality construction materials (Non local materials)

As part of the awareness campaign of the “Strengthening the Supply Chain Project”, the program aims to create awareness on the quality of construction materials and its importance while

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Practical Action, Nepal, Published on 2017

Hydraulic Lime: An Introduction

Hydraulic lime was an important cementitious material before the arrival of Portland cement but it is little used now, except in conservation work.

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2008

Introduction to Concrete Building Products

Concrete can be considered to be any material which has been fabricated from a binder and a filling material.

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2011

Lime Kiln Designs

Small to medium scale oil fired lime kilns.

Otto Ruskulis, Published by BASIN on 2008

Lime Production: A traditional kiln at Bou Noura, Algeria

Case study of a traditional kiln in Bou Noura, Algeria.

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2008

Lime Production: No.2 Improved Techniques at Chenkumbi, Malawi.

Lime has been used in the Malawian building industry for many generations, principally as the cementing agent in renders and to produce a decorative whitewash.

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2008

Lime Production: Traditional batch techniques in Chenkumbi

A case study in lime production, looking at traditional batch techniques in Chenkumbi, Malawi

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2008

Lime Production: Traditional batch techniques in Pattará, Costa Rica

A case study in lime production, using traditional batch techniques in Pattara, Costa Rica

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2008

Lime Production: Traditional batch techniques in Pattará, Costa Rica

A case study in lime production, using traditional batch techniques in Pattará, Costa Rica

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2008

Lime Production: Traditional Techniques in Sri Lanka

There is a long history of production and use of lime in Sri Lanka. Its main use has been as a cementing agent and as a decorative whitewash in the building industry.

Published on 2006

Lime: An Introduction

Lime has a long tradition of use in construction, agriculture, water and waste treatment.

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2008

Methods for Testing Lime in the Field

The acknowledged standard test for available lime is the ASTM Rapid Sugar Test, which uses relatively simple, portable laboratory glassware and common reagents.

Otto Ruskulis, Published by Appropriate Technology Journal on 2005

 

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