- New Mineral Admixtures
In the preceding chapters, the characteristics and applications of commonly used mineral admixtures (Chapter 1 through Chapter 5) and their contributions toward the hydration (Chapter 6), strength and durability (Chapter 7) of cement and concrete were discussed. In this chapter, some new, lesser known but potentially useful, mineral admixtures will be introduced. It should be noted that most of these admixtures are still under investigation at various stages. The purpose of this discussion, besides providing an introduction, is to generate, among the researchers, more interest in the subject.