Silica Breccia Supplementary Cement Material Key Properties

The project is focusing on developing a silica breccia product having a superior reactivity that allows this product to be used widely as an alternative supplementary cementing material in cement mixtures. The new developed silica breccia product will be tested for effectiveness as a supplementary cementing material based on the Canadian Standard Association (CSA) test methods prior to acceptance. Tests on other common supplementary cementing material such as fly ash, silica fume, and metakaolin will also be conducted on counterpart specimens for comparison. The partner organization will gain valuable insight about the performance of different silica breccia genesis in cement mixtures. The project will aid the partner organization to optimize their product development processes and help them achieve their business goals.

This research project was undertaken and completed with a grant from and the financial assistance of Petroleum Research Newfoundland & Labrador.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Assem Hassan


Abdel Satar


NorCan Pozzolan AS




Construction and infrastructure


Memorial University of Newfoundland



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