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Lime and Alternative Binders In East Africa

Edited By: Elijah Agevi, Ruskulis, Otto Ruskulis and Theo Schilderman

167 pages, Figs

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1995 | #56463 | ISBN: 1853393304
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In East Africa demand for cement for housing construction exceeds supply, requiring the production of binders to be significantly increased. This book discusses a range of binders, especially lime, lime-pozzolana or special earths, for building purposes. Alternatives such as lime offer great potential in reducing the shortage and cost of building materials, but there are also constraints to increased lime production. The book looks at the pros and cons of OPC compared with alternative binders, and at ways of minimizing the constraints.


Production and consumption of binders in East Africa; lime production - case studies; lime-pozzolana; the use of binders in low-income housing; workshop resolutions and recommendations.

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