Win a Family Weekend Break with Lovereading and VisitWiltshire - click here for details...

debuts of the month join us on facebook
Search our site
The Last Summer by Andree Michaud Read the opening extract of the brand new Andree Michaud book before its publication on 25/01/2018

Portland Cement Technology 2nd Edition by J. C. Witt

Portland Cement Technology 2nd Edition


Portland Cement Technology 2nd Edition by J. C. Witt

Contents - Introduction - History of the Cement Industry - Raw Materials - Proportioning Raw Materials - Preparing the Raw Mix - Fuels - Clinkering - Power - Grinding the Clinker - Storing, Packing, Loading, Shipping - Plant Design - Experimental Engineering - The Nature of Cement - Analyses and Tests - Uniformity - The Nonaqueous Liquid Process - The Counter-Cyclone Clinkerer - Research in Science and in Engineering - Concrete Materials - Proportioning Materials for Concrete - Concrete Technology - Some Concrete Accomplishments - The Iris Color Process - Miscellany - Index - INTRODUCTION - Select some raw materials, proportion them, grind, heat, cool, and grind again. Reduced to simplest terms, this is the process for manufacturing portland cement. Mixing the cement, thus produced, with aggregates and water results in mortar or concrete, to obtain which cement is manufactured. What raw materials should be selected? How are they proportioned? How finely are they ground? To what temperature are they heated? The attempt is made to answer these and many other somewhat similar questions, on the basis of the information now available in the industry. The acquisition of this information has resulted from the manufacture of portland cement for well over a century, from research, and from numerous trial and error procedures. This is a practical text and reference book. It is written for persons, technical and non-technical, inside and outside the cement and concrete industries, and in fact for everyone sufficiently interested in cement to reach for a book on the subject. Theoretical considerations have been kept at the minimum, consistent with a clear understanding of the subject. In conformity with the same policy, the number of formulas and tables has been restricted in the interest of continuity of the text. To some extent, references have been substituted for them. There would have been no difficulty in writing a book that is nearly all formulas and tables, with only sufficient other material to hold them together. There is available such a large mass of data of all kinds that any type of book could be prepared.

About the Author

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

16th February 1966


J. C. Witt

More books by J. C. Witt
Author 'Like for Like'


Chemical Publishing Co Inc.,U.S.


364 pages


Building construction & materials
Materials science



The books for review are always great reads, brilliantly written, and introduces me to a huge variety of, established and new, authors.

Lesley Hart

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

Lovereading is not only an amazing site, but it's one of my very favourites. It's like visiting a fascinating bookstore, but better.

Rebecca Jayne Barrett

I love Lovereading because I get to read great books and then get to tell everybody how good they are.

Sally Doel

It's the first site that I visit when deciding on the next set of books to buy. A particular treat is being able to download an extract.

Tessa Olson

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

As for why I'd recommend Lovereading, it's simple - it's a great place to get information and reviews about new books!

Margaret Freeman

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth