Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Case Studies in Construction Materials

Publication Date

6-1-2021

Abstract

The production of sulfur concrete (SC) from its ingredient materials requires controlled heating and mixing conditions at a temperature level of 130°-150 °C. Although this process considered to be common and applicable at the industrial level, it is difficult at the laboratory/research level. This paper presents the design and manufacturing details of a relatively inexpensive laboratory machine for heating and mixing sulfur concrete. The different components of the machine are described in detail to help researchers to produce high-quality sulfur concrete. In this work, the quality of the machine is verified through experimental testing of the physical and mechanical properties of different prepared SC mixtures. Thus, the homogeneity and mixing efficiency required a certain level of workability, and the full controlling of temperature during the production process has been realized. The machine is proven to be efficient, safe, and durable. The comparative study on the physical and mechanical properties of the prepared SC relative to other SC of the same ingredients but heated and mixed through other small-scale machines, showed the superiority of the mixing machine in the production of high strength concrete.

ISSN

2214-5095

Publisher

Elsevier Ltd

Volume

14

Disciplines

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Keywords

Concrete mixing; Concrete mixtures; Concrete products; High performance concrete; Mechanical properties; Mixer circuits; Mixing; Sulfur; Comparative studies; Concrete productions; Controlled heating; Experimental testing; High strength concretes; Ingredient materials; Physical and mechanical properties; Production process; Concrete industry

Scopus ID

85099508897

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Hybrid: This publication is openly available in a subscription-based journal/series

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