Microwave processing of cement and concrete materials – towards an industrial reality?
Each year a substantial body of literature is published on the use of microwave to process cement and concrete materials. Yet to date, very few if any have lead the realisation of a commercial scale industrial system and is the context under which this review has been undertaken. The state-of the–art is evaluated for opportunities, and the key barriers to the development of new microwave-based processing techniques to enhance production, processing and recycling of cement and concrete materials. Applications reviewed include pyro-processing of cement clinker; accelerated curing, non-destructive testing and evaluation (NDT&E), and end-of-life processing including radionuclide decontamination.
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- Journal Article
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- Journal Name: Cement and Concrete Research; Journal Volume: 68; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
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- United States
- 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; CEMENTS; CONCRETES; DIFFUSION BARRIERS; EVALUATION; HYDRATION; MICROWAVE RADIATION; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING; PROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; RECYCLING