Identification of Organic Admixtures in Cement Dry Mix Systems Using MDRS
A precise and accurate analytical statement about the presence of organic ingredients is required to design high-performance engineered castables, such as refractories.
The present paper describes the application of Morphologically Directed Raman Spectroscopy (MDRS) to monitor organic admixtures in cement dry mix systems. Received spectra of MDRS investigations of organic and inorganic ingredients show characteristic Raman patterns of distinct peaks allowing the classification of spotted particles. MDRS provides highest sensitivity since it is applied to individual particles of the present matrix, allowing the detection of admixture components in lowest concentration.