Juan-hong Liu, Yu-cheng Zhou, Ai-xiang Wu, and Hong-jiang Wang, Reconstruction of broken Si–O–Si bonds in iron ore tailings (IOTs) in concrete, Int. J. Miner. Metall. Mater., 26(2019), No. 10, pp. 1329-1336. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12613-019-1811-z
Cite this article as:
Juan-hong Liu, Yu-cheng Zhou, Ai-xiang Wu, and Hong-jiang Wang, Reconstruction of broken Si–O–Si bonds in iron ore tailings (IOTs) in concrete, Int. J. Miner. Metall. Mater., 26(2019), No. 10, pp. 1329-1336. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12613-019-1811-z
Research Article

Reconstruction of broken Si–O–Si bonds in iron ore tailings (IOTs) in concrete

+ Author Affiliations
  • Corresponding author:

    Yu-cheng Zhou    E-mail: zhouyucheng1994@hotmail.com

  • Received: 19 October 2018Revised: 9 January 2019Accepted: 11 January 2019
  • This paper reports a study on the reconstruction of broken Si-O-Si bonds in iron ore tailings (IOTs) in concrete. Limestone and IOTs were used to investigate the influence of different types of coarse aggregates on the compressive strengths of concrete samples. The differences in interfacial transition zones (ITZs) between aggregate and paste were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). Meanwhile, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and infrared spectroscopy (IR) were used to study microscopic changes in limestone and IOTs powders in a simple alkaline environment that simulated cement. The results show that the compressive strengths of IOTs concrete or paste are higher than those of limestone concrete or paste under identical conditions. The Ca/Si atom ratios in the ITZs of IOTs concrete samples are lower than those of limestone concrete; the diffraction peak of the calcium silicate phase at 2θ=29.5°, as well as the bands of Si-O bonds shifting to lower wavenumbers, indicates reconstruction of the broken Si-O-Si bonds on the surfaces of IOTs with Ca(OH)2.
  • loading
  • [1]
    D. Yang, D.H. Zeng, J. Zhang, L.J. Li, and R. Mao, Chemical and microbial properties in contaminated soils around a magnesite mine in northeast China, Land Degrad. Dev., 23(2012), No. 3, p. 256.
    A.S. Sánchez-López, R. Carrillo-González, M.D.C.A. González-Chávez, G.H. Rosas-Saito, and J. Vangronsveld, Phytobarriers: Plants capture particles containing potentially toxic elements originating from mine tailings in semiarid regions, Environ. Pollut., 205(2015), p. 33.
    S.H. Fan, J.W. Xiong, T. Xu, S.Y. Chen, and W.Q. Zhang, QFD design of machine-made sand based on independent/decomposition axiom, Procedia Eng., 174(2017), p. 442.
    B.S. Thomas, A. Damare, and R.C. Gupta, Strength and durability characteristics of copper tailing concrete, Constr. Build. Mater., 48(2013), p. 894.
    S.J. Zhao, J.J. Fan, and W. Sun, Utilization of iron ore tailings as fine aggregate in ultra-high performance concrete, Constr. Build. Mater., 50(2014), p. 540.
    F.H. Han, L. Li, S.M. Song, and J.H. Liu, Early-age hydration characteristics of composite binder containing iron tailing powder, Powder Technol., 315(2017), p. 322.
    Y.H. Cheng, F. Huang, W.C. Li, R. Liu, G.L. Li, and J.M. Wei, Test research on the effects of mechanochemically activated iron tailings on the compressive strength of concrete, Constr. Build. Mater., 118(2016), p. 164.
    L.X. Cai, B.G. Ma, X.G. Li, Y. Lv, Z.L. Liu, and S.W. Jian, Mechanical and hydration characteristics of autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) containing iron-tailings: Effect of content and fineness, Constr. Build. Mater., 128(2016), p. 361.
    B.G. Ma, L.X. Cai, X.G. Li, and S.W. Jian, Utilization of iron tailings as substitute in autoclaved aerated concrete: physico-mechanical and microstructure of hydration products, J. Cleaner Prod., 127(2016), p. 162.
    X.Y. Huang, W. Ni, W.H. Cui, Z.J. Wang, and L.P Zhu, Preparation of autoclaved aerated concrete using copper tailings and blast furnace slag, Constr. Build. Mater., 27(2012), No. 1, p. 1.
    P.L. Zhu, W.W. Ding, J. Yang, and X.Q. Qian, Determination of available alkali content of iron tailings and study on alkali activity, China Concr. Cem. Prod., 2011, No. 11, p. 20.
    R.D. Wu and J.H. Liu, Experimental study on the concrete with compound admixture of iron tailings and slag powder under low cement clinker system, Adv. Mater. Sci. Eng., 2018, art. No. 9816923.
    K.S. Moon and D.W. Fuerstenau, Surface crystal chemistry in selective flotation of spodumene (LiAl[SiO3]2) from other aluminosilicates, Int. J. Miner. Process., 72(2003), No. 1-4, p. 11.
    Z.Y. Gao, C.W. Li, W. Sun, and Y.H. Hu, Anisotropic surface properties of calcite: A consideration of surface broken bonds, Colloids Surf. A., 520(2017), p. 53.
    Y.H. Hu, Z.Y. Gao, W. Sun, and X.W. Liu, Anisotropic surface energies and adsorption behaviors of scheelite crystal, Colloids Surf. A., 415(2012), p. 439.
    V.M. Longo, L. Gracia, D.G. Stroppa, L.S. Cavalcante, M. Orlandi, A.J. Ramirez, E.R. Leite, J. Andrés, A. Beltrán, J.A. Varela, and E. Longo, A joint experimental and theoretical study on the nanomorphology of CaWO4 crystals, J. Phys. Chem., 115(2011), No. 41, p. 20113.
    T.G. Cooper and N.H. De Leeuw, A combined ab initio and atomistic simulation study of the surface and interfacial structures and energies of hydrated scheelite: introducing a CaWO4 potential model, Surf. Sci., 531(2003), No. 2, p. 159.
    Z.Y. Gao, W. Sun, Y.H. Hu, and X.W. Liu, Anisotropic surface broken bond properties and wettability of calcite and fluorite crystals, Trans. Nonferrous Met. Soc. China, 22(2012), No. 5, p. 1203.
    Z.Y. Zhang, J.F. Cui, B. Wang, H.Y. Jiang, G.X. Chen, J.H. Yu, C.T. Lin, C. Tang, A. Hartmaier, J.J. Zhang, J. Luo, A. Rosenkranz, N. Jiang, and D.M. Guo, In situ TEM observation of rebonding on fractured silicon carbide, Nanoscale, 10(2018), No. 14, p. 6261.
    Y. Nakashima, H. Razavi-Khosroshahi, C. Takai, and M. Fuji, Non-firing ceramics: Activation of silica powder surface for achieving high-density solidified bodies, Adv. Powder Technol., 29(2018), No. 8, p. 1900.
    M. Borouni, B. Niroumand, and A. Maleki, A study on crystallization of amorphous nano silica particles by mechanical activation at the presence of pure aluminum, J. Solid State Chem., 263(2018), p. 208.
    J.J. Li and M. Hitch, Structural and chemical changes in mine waste mechanically-activated in various milling environments, Powder Technol., 308(2017), p. 13.
    A. Vidmer, G. Sclauzero, and A. Pasquarello, Infrared spectra of jennite and tobermorite from first-principles, Cem. Concr. Res., 60(2014), p. 11.
    B.H. Hao, IR analysis of the chemical bond changes in quartz powder during superfine milling, Min. Metall. Eng., 21(2001), No. 4, p. 64.
    S. Kaya, C. Kaya, I.B. Obot, and N. Islam, A novel method for the calculation of bond stretching force constants of diatomic molecules, Spectrochim. Acta, Part A, 154(2016), p. 103.
    A.U. Shettima, M.W. Hussin, Y. Ahmad, and J. Mirza, Evaluation of iron ore tailings as replacement for fine aggregate in concrete, Constr. Build. Mater., 120(2016), p. 72.
    F. Saito, G.M. Mi, and M. Hanada, Mechanochemical synthesis of hydrated calcium silicates by room temperature grinding, Solid State Ionics, 101-103(1997), p. 37.
    F. Zapata and C. García-Ruiz, The discrimination of 72 nitrate, chlorate and perchlorate salts using IR and Raman spectroscopy, Spectrochim. Acta, Part A, 189(2018), p. 535.
    Y.B. Li, B. Wang, Q. Xiao, C. Lartey, and Q.W. Zhang, The mechanisms of improved chalcopyrite leaching due to mechanical activation, Hydrometallurgy, 173(2017), p. 149.
    Y.Z. Xu, T. Jiang, J. Wen, H.Y. Gao, J.P. Wang, and X.X. Xue, Leaching kinetics of mechanically activated boron concentrate in a NaOH solution, Hydrometallurgy, 179(2018), p. 60.
    A. Souri, H. Kazemi-Kamyab, R. Snellings, R. Naghizadeh, F. Golestani-Fard, and K. Scrivener, Pozzolanic activity of mechanochemically and thermally activated kaolins in cement, Cem. Concr. Res., 77(2015), p. 47.
    S. Zhang, Z.D. Pan, and Y.M. Wang, Synthesis and characterization of (Ni, Sb)-co-doped rutile ceramic pigment via mechanical activation-assisted solid-state reaction, Particuology, 41(2018), p. 20.
    P. Duxson, A. Fernández-Jiménez, J.L. Provis, G.C. Lukey, A. Palomo, and J.S.J. van Deventer, Geopolymer technology: the current state of the art, J. Mater. Sci., 42(2007), No. 9, p. 2917.
    Z.H. Zhang, X. Yao, H.J. Zhu, and Y. Chen, Role of water in the synthesis of calcined kaolin-based geopolymer, Appl. Clay Sci., 43(2009), No. 2, p. 218.
    Y.M. Liew, C.Y. Heah, M.A.B. Mohd, and H. Kamarudin, Structure and properties of clay-based geopolymer cements: A review, Prog. Mater. Sci., 83(2016), p. 595.
  • 加载中


    通讯作者: 陈斌, bchen63@163.com
    • 1. 

      沈阳化工大学材料科学与工程学院 沈阳 110142

    1. 本站搜索
    2. 百度学术搜索
    3. 万方数据库搜索
    4. CNKI搜索

    Share Article

    Article Metrics

    Article views (264) PDF downloads(6) Cited by()
    Proportional views


    DownLoad:  Full-Size Img  PowerPoint