I suspect you mean pseudoplastic.
I suppose you could look at adding fumed silica and a polysaccharides
like Xanthan gum.
Also an addition of bentonite may help.
I think a major issue is how the additives will affect the setting
behavior and final strength of the cement.
Moyno "progressing cavity" pumps tend to be low shear - but with high
solids content mortar, you may get enough action "internal shear" to
break down the gel during pumping and hope the gel does not have time to
rebuild until it hits the target - or have just the right gel strength
to allow it to flow in whatever system your working with (I suspect this
would be tricky to achieve with out a lot of specific knowledge about
There are probably polymer additives that should be tested as well.
good luck - I wish I could provide information that was more specific..
Thanks for that Gregg. Fumed silica is a bit of a problem in Oz due to
particle size. OH&S dpartments really frown on it despite the non
crystalline nature. Clay additions to any cement systems are also a
worry due to the calcium silicate scums that form but the
polysaccharides might be the plan. I've tried some of the water
soluble methyl cellulose products but with limited success, but I
shall struggle on. Thanks again
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