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Gypsum Plaster

Edited By Andrew Coburn,Eric Dudley,Robin Spence
ISBN: 9781853390388
An outline of the manufacturing techniques available for this well-proven but underutilized binding material, with a guide to uses, properties and limitations.
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  • Synopsis
    An outline of the manufacturing techniques available for this well-proven but underutilized binding material, with a guide to uses, properties and limitations.
  • Table of Contents
    Why use gypsum plaster? l
    Gypsum or gypsum plaster? 2
    Gypsum plaster — a well proven technology 2
    The use of gypsum plaster 3
    Manufacture 5
    1. Raw gypsum 5
    A) Types of raw gypsum
    B) Sources
    2. Gypsum plaster 7
    A) The chemistry of plaster
    B) Types of plaster
    3. Tests and standards 11
    A) Recognizing gypsum
    B) Testing gypsum plaster
    4. Production technologies 18
    A) Extraction
    B) Preparing gypsum
    C) Calcining (heating)
    5. Economics of production 30
    A) Production inputs
    B) Cost comparison with Portland cement
    C) Choice of technology
    Use in building 35
    1. Wet' uses 35
    A) Plastering
    B) Plaster mortars
    C) Plaster concrete
    D) Decoration
    2. Prefabricated elements 38
    A) Plasterboard
    B) Reinforced gypsum plaster
    C) Earth blocks stabilized with gypsum plaster
    D) Plaster blocks
    Glossary 43
    Selected bibliography 45
    Contact addresses 47
    Case studies
    Case study 1: Field testing retarders 15
    Case study 2: U.K. — manual crusher 20
    Case study 3: Cape Verde Islands — flat-plate kiln 25
    Case study 4: Mauritania — open-pan kiln 26
    Case study 5: Iran — structural plaster 37
    Case study 6: Ecuador — plaster ceiling panels 39
    Case study 7: Turkey — stabilized block 40
    Case study 8: Cape Verde Islands — wall block 41
  • Details
    Sub Title No
    Author No
    Editor Andrew Coburn,Eric Dudley,Robin Spence
    Number of Pages 56
    Format Paperback / softback
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