There were analyzed the ways of reduction of СО2 emissions in the cement industry. It was shown that a significant reduction of СО2 emissions in construction is achieved through the using of composite cements with a lower clinker factor that meets the requirements of the low carbon strategy for the cement industry. In this case, the replacement of part of Portland cement clinker with mineral additives in such cements leads decreasing of their strength, especially at early age.
portland composite cement
The effect of carbonate additives on physical and mechanical properties of type II Portland cement was investigated. It was shown that calcium carbonate which is added as fine ground mineral additive, participates in the phase composition and microstructure formation of Portland composite cement paste.