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 (pŏt′sə-län′) also poz·zo·la·na (-sə-lä′nə) or poz·zuo·la·na (-swə-)
1. A siliceous volcanic ash used to produce hydraulic cement.
2. Any of various powdered substances that react with lime to form strengthening or enhancing compounds in cement.

[Italian pozzolana, after Pozzuoli.]

poz′zo·la′nic adj.
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(Geological Science) consisting of, containing or of the nature of pozzolana
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Calcium chloride, on the other hand, has been emerging as a superior alternative when it comes to achieve quicker setting of Portland and Pozzolanic cement.
By type, the market segments into polymer cement mortar, polymer cement mortar, pozzolanic mortar, ordinary cement mortar, lime mortar, and others.
[USPRwire, Wed Aug 21 2019] Market Introduction Densified silica fume, also known as DSF, is a fine pozzolanic material produced as a byproduct in the arc furnace method while manufacturing elemental silicon and/or ferro-silicon alloys.
Instead of gravel and cement, the eco-concrete developed by the UP students used recycled materials such as fly ash and waste glass combined with pozzolanic tuff, a common type of porous rock found within and around the university campus in Quezon City.
The harvested ash has a higher pozzolanic content than as-produced ash and far lower LOI and sulfur levels.
Fly ash, with its spherical shape, reduces the water requirement for a more workable mixture, and increases the compressive strength of concrete with its pozzolanic reaction and very fine particle size.
The primary contributor to the pozzolanic reaction in fly ash is the silica, which combines with calcium hydroxide and water to form the binder in concrete, calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H).
While not pozzolanic, they added, the powders promote sub-micron level reactivity by providing calcium surface area augmenting formation of hydrated cement compounds.
Additives such as metakaolin, microsilica, blast furnace slag and fly ash excited complex pozzolanic reactions in elevated temperatures, that cannot be found in natural weathering conditions.
Oil shale ash is proved as a self-cementitious material composed of an alkali part represented by its high content of CaO, and a Pozzolanic part composed of [SiO.sub.2], [Al.sub.2][O.sub.3] and [Fe.sub.2][O.sub.3]; it was used in stabilization of high-plasticity clay and marl [9].
The (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652617332249?via%3Dihub) volcanic ash study , titled "Impact of Embodied Energy on materials/buildings with partial replacement of ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) by natural Pozzolanic Volcanic Ash," appeared in the Journal of Cleaner Production.
Studies performing on pozzolanic activity have shown that zeolitic tuffs have excellent pozzolanic activity (Drzaj et al., 1978), and they are more reactive than glassy materials in terms of lime fixation (Massazza, 1998; Sersale, 1995).