Test 10 November 2012 16:15
Using a plastic container with volume V
20%V by volume GBFS (granulated blast furnace slag as supplied by Independent cements Australia)
Sufficient NaOH (approx 2 mol/litre )to make a thick paste stirring vigorously for 10 minutes
100%V Hemp fibre (fibre added to paste and stirred for 15 minutes)
Compact into mould (compaction results in a loss of 33%V.
Quantity of fibre required per compacted cubic metre multiply by 1.3.
Curing under plastic sheet at ambient temperature ca. 20deg centigrade.
Weight of cured sample
Density of cured sample