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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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निर्माण सामग्री खरीद गर्दा ध्यान दिनु पर्ने कुराहरु

Practical Action Nepal, Published on 2017

यस भिडियोमा निर्माण सामग्री (बालुवा, ढुङ्गा, रोडा, काठ) खरीद गर्दा ध्यान दिनु पर्ने कुराहरु बारेमा समावेश गरिएको छ।

निर्माण सामग्री खरीद गर्दा ध्यान दिनु पर्ने कुराहरु

Practical Action, Nepal, Published on 2017

यस भिडियोमा निर्माण सामग्री (इट्टा, सिमेन्ट, जस्ता पाता, फलामे डण्डी) खरीद गर्दा ध्यान दिनु पर्ने कुराहरु बारेमा समावेश गरिएको छ।

निर्माण सामग्री खरीद गर्दा ध्यान दिनु पर्ने कुराहरु २

Practical Action, Nepal, Published by Practical Action, Nepal on 2017

यस ज्ञान सामग्रिमा निर्माण सामग्री (बालुवा, ढुङ्गा, रोडा, काठ) खरीद गर्दा ध्यान दिनु पर्ने कुराहरु बारेमा समावेश गरिएको छ।

निर्माण सामग्री खरीद गर्दा ध्यान दिनु पर्ने कुराहरु १

Practical Action, Nepal, Published by Practical Action, Nepal on 2017

यस ज्ञान निर्माण सामग्रिमा (इट्टा, सिमेन्ट, जस्ता पाता, फलामे डण्डी) खरीद गर्दा ध्यान दिनु पर्ने कुराहरु बारेमा समावेश गरिएको छ।

How to Build a Small Vertical Shaft Lime Kiln

Chris Stevens;Kelvin Mason, Published by BASIN on 2011

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

Testing methods for pozzolanas

Pozzolanas and lime are the basis for alternative cements used instead of ordinary Portland cement. Testing is needed to determine the quality of the pozzolanas available.

Puzolanas: Introducción

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2009

Mezcladas con cal conjunto, las puzolanas fraguan y endurecen como un cemento, por lo que constituyen una alternativa al cemento Portland.

Cal: Introducción

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 1994

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

Lime Production: Traditional batch techniques in Pattará, Costa Rica

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2008

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

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

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2008

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.

Lime Production: A traditional kiln at Bou Noura, Algeria

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2008

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

Lime Production: Traditional batch techniques in Chenkumbi

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2008

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

Lime Production: Traditional batch techniques in Pattará, Costa Rica

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2008

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

How to Calculate the Energy Efficiency of Lime Burning

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2008

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.

Pozzolanas: An Introduction

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2009

When mixed with lime, pozzolanas set and harden like a cement, making them an alternative to Portland cement.

Methods for Testing Lime in the Field

Otto Ruskulis, Published by Appropriate Technology Journal on 2005

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

Lime: An Introduction

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2008

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

Hydraulic Lime: An Introduction

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2008

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

Introduction to Concrete Building Products

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2011

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

Pozzolanas - Calcined Clays, Shales and Volcanic Ash

Published on 2011

Pozzolanas materials such as calcined clays are used with lime to produce hard cement like materials.

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