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Chapter 1 - Understanding Silica Fume
Silica Fume Reactions

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Cement grains (left) and silica fume particles (right) at the same magnification. The ACI 234R-96 report estimates that for a 15 percent silica fume replacement of cement, there are approximately 2,000,000 particles of silica fume for each grain of portland cement.

The longer white bar in the silica fume side is 1 śm long.

ACI 234R-96, Guide to the Use of Silica Fume in Concrete.