Gypsum: Sources, Uses and Properties


Matthew N. Ippolito

Series: Geology and Mineralogy Research Developments
BISAC: SCI048000

Gypsum is a soft sulfate mineral made up of calcium sulfate dihydrate and has various applications, such as fertilizer, chalk, and plaster. This book includes five chapters that provide further details on this material. Chapter One focuses on some recently reported gypsum composite plasterboards as well as the functions and properties of various other composite plasterboards. Chapter Two deals with the methods of preparation and utilization of gypsum-based lightweight materials. Chapter Three shows the possibilities of multiple strengthening of gypsum products by surface treatment and impregnation with water-acrylic and epoxy compound. Chapter Four deals with the effect of waste plastic fiber inclusion on the mechanical and some durability properties of foamed gypsum. Lastly, Chapter Five captures the current state of art of gypsum utilization in geotechnical applications.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Recent Advances in Gypsum Composite Plasterboards
Masahide Hagiri
Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry, Fukushima College, National Institute of Technology, Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan

Chapter 2. Lightweight Gypsum: Methods of Preparation and Use
A. Vimmrová, PhD
Department of Building Materials and Chemistry, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Chapter 3. Resistant Polymer-Gypsum Composite Materials Obtained by Surface Modification or Impregnation of Gypsum by Acrylates, Epoxies and Siloxanes
 D. L. Starokadomsky1,2, Yu. Danchenko3 and M. N. Reshetnyk4
Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences (NAS), Kiev, Ukraine
2Institute of Geochemistry and Mineralogy, NAS, Ukraine
3Lviv State University of Life Safety, Ukraine
4National Nature-Historical Museum NAN, Geological/Paleontological Department, NAS, Ukraine

Chapter 4. Waste Plastic Fiber Reinforced Foamed Gypsum
S. A. Yildizel1, PhD and Y. Dikiciasik1, PhD
1Department of Civil Engineering, Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University, Karaman, Turkey

Chapter 5. Gypsum Utilization in Geotechnical Applications
G. Misir, PhD and S. A. Yildizel, PhD
Department of Civil Engineering, Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University, Karaman, Turkey


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