By‐product gypsum derived from the tapioca starch process was calcined in the laboratory and evaluated for use in the manufacture of plaster of Paris and plaster products. The gypsum had a purity of about 98%, was fine (1 %, + 150μm) and had a low bulk density (600 kg/m3). The laboratory calcined material had a higher than normal water requirement of 120–130 ml/100 g, and a long setting time of 65 min. Specimens cast at a water/solids ratio of 1·0 had a low compressive strength of 2·4–3·4 MPa. Howeve…
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