Fly Ash Based Geopolymer Concrete Strength Tests

Portland Cement and Fly Ash There’s no way around it. Producing ordinary Portland cement uses lots of energy and releases an exorbitant amount of carbon dioxide. As the industry moves toward measures that would be less harmful to the environment, Portland cement has continued to dominate. Certainly, Portland cement is a great binder, but in … Continue reading Fly Ash Based Geopolymer Concrete Strength Tests

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There Seems to be a Misunderstanding

The public often believes concrete is simple. It’s water and gravel – adjust as needed. This information comes from weekend projects in the backyard, mixing a store-bought bag of aggregate in an unbalanced wheelbarrow. Water is an afterthought, crawling through a sunbaked hose until it's added to the mixture. While this gets the job done … Continue reading There Seems to be a Misunderstanding

It Came From Outer Space: Lunar Concrete

There’s a lot of buzz around our region as our neighbors at Southeast Missouri State University gear up for the solar eclipse happening next week. Cape Girardeau will be in complete darkness at an unusual time: 20 minutes after 1 in the afternoon. Or when the moon will completely block out the sun. Even if … Continue reading It Came From Outer Space: Lunar Concrete

Waste to Watch: Slag as an Aggregate

If you’ve been following our latest posts, then you know there is a growing interest in using various forms of waste in aggregate – learn more about seashells as an aggregate. Some of the latest research published in Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly puts steel-making slag to the test using a factorial design approach. … Continue reading Waste to Watch: Slag as an Aggregate

Batch Plant Mixer Spotlight: Rapid Twin Shaft Mixer

If your ready-mix and/or precast designs do not require precision and performance, you might as well look elsewhere for a mixer. At Standley Batch, we produce and distribute only the best equipment available. That’s why, years ago, we became an official distributor for Rapid products. All Rapid products lead in mixing technology and innovation. Thanks … Continue reading Batch Plant Mixer Spotlight: Rapid Twin Shaft Mixer

Behind Material Handling Success: The Value of Plant Automation

Whether your plant produces precast and prestressed concrete, ready-mix and dry-mix concrete, concrete pavers and blocks or you run a bagging plant, customizing your material handling system with automation is the best way to ensure the success of your final product from day to day. Automation plant controls offer precise control of mixing and aggregate … Continue reading Behind Material Handling Success: The Value of Plant Automation

Choosing the Right Admixture for Ready-Mix Concrete

Ready-mix concrete continues to be one of the strongest and most durable materials available for horizontal surfaces, such as parking lots and driveways.  Further, on-site mixed concrete is difficult to regulate since it isn’t made in controlled conditions, like that of a ready-mix plant. On the other hand, choosing the right admixture for your ready-mix … Continue reading Choosing the Right Admixture for Ready-Mix Concrete