From Rocks to Cement
Pilar da Silva
ISBN 971-135-030-0
Published by UP SEC
April 1982

No of Pages: 17


This module describes how nature changes rocks into materials used in the manufacture of cement. It gives the types of rocks on land and their formation. The process by which nature changes rocks into materials needed in the manufacture of cement are discussed at length.

The steps in the commercial preparation of cement are described in detail. The glossary contains technical terms and their definitions.

The Appendix provides answers to the questions and the self-tests in the module. It also includes a discussion of the chemical changes that take place when cement mixes with water to form concrete.