Pozzolan cement

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A cement that contains Portland cement (Calcium silicate) mixed with ground Pozzolana (volcanic rock) and sometimes lime. Pozzolan cement is a hydraulic cement that hardens with water. It is more resistant to corrosive environments than plain portland cement. Pozzolan cement is used for dams, bridge piers, and wall coatings. Artificial pozzolan cement is made with furnace Slag (slag cement).

Synonyms and Related Terms

ciment de pouzzolane (Fr.); cimento pozolânico (Port.); pozzolana cement; pozzuolana cement; gaize cement; puzzolan cement; pozzolanic cement; Santorin cement; silikat-cement; tarras cement; trass cement; slag cement

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