Hydrothermal synthesis of meso-porous materials using diatomaceous Earth

Z. Jing, S. Kato, H. Maeda, E. H. Ishida

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In order to sustain the inherent properties of diatomaceous earth (DE), a low-temperature synthesis of mesoporous material from DE was carried out using a hydrothermal processing technique under saturated steam pressure at 200 °C for 12 h. The experimental results showed that the most important strength-producing constituent in the solidified specimens was tobermorite formed by hydrothermal processing, and the addition of slaked lime was favorable to tobermorite formation. At Ca/Si ratio around 0.83 in the starting material, tobermorite appeared to form readily. A high autoclave curing temperature (200 °C), or a longer curing time (12 h) seemed to accelerate the tobermorite formation, thus leading to a higher strength development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWATER DYANMICS
Subtitle of host publication4th International Workshop on Water Dynamics
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event4th International Workshop on Water Dynamics - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2006 Nov 72006 Nov 8

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other4th International Workshop on Water Dynamics


  • Diatomaceous earth
  • Hydrothermal synthesis
  • Meso-porous material
  • Strength
  • Tobermorite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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