I would like to ask about the possibility of the partial dissolution, over curing time, of portlandite, CaCo3 and C-S-H phases due to high pH (12.5 - 13) of the lime-clay-water systems (lime-stabilized clay). These phases were already newly formed phases in the lime-stabilized bentonite formed in the short term (1 day). I noticed a decrease in their amounts over curing time.

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    $\begingroup$ CaCo3 is a hypothetic stoichiometric inter-metallic compound of calcium and cobalt. // Consistent misuse of proper element symbols is frown upon very much. $\endgroup$
    – Poutnik
    Feb 16 at 10:33
  • $\begingroup$ A capital crime! $\endgroup$ Feb 17 at 15:27
  • $\begingroup$ To clarify: after 1 day, the compounds were quantified (how?), and cured (how long?). Were new phases (new materials) identified, or were the first very crystalline products growing to amorphous clusters - lower but broader peaks? $\endgroup$ Feb 17 at 15:35


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