Curing temperature was found to dramatically affect the amount of waste leached from a solidified waste/cement matrix between 2 and 40°C. Using lead nitrate as a model waste, samples cured for 7,14, and 28 days at a cure temperature of 40°C leached very little lead (1-3 mg/liter), while at a cure temperature of 2°C samples leached approximately 25 times more lead (20-90 mg/liter). The results indicate that curing temperature is a very crucial variable to consider when solidifying waste with cement if maximum stabilization is to be achieved.
Janusa, Michael A., "Effects of Curing Temperature on the Leachability of Lead Undergoing Solidification/Stabilization with Cement" (1998). Faculty Publications. 15.