volume 55, issue 3, P269-271 2007
DOI: 10.1002/jctb.280550311
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Abstract: Abstract 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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