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Tag: Alkalis Portland cement Alkalis in Portland cement

The predominant source of alkalis in concrete is the Portland cement. As noted in Chapter 2, Portland cement contains relatively minor amounts of both sodium (Na) and potassium (K) and these are usually expressed as oxides, Na2O and K2O, in a typical chemical analysis. Since these alkalis tend to behave fairly similarly in Portland cement concrete, it is common practice

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