Granite waste as a raw material in ceramic body formulations

N. Phoumiphon, Hasmaliza Mohamad, Tsuyoshi Hirajima, Radzali Othman

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Abstract

The escalating interest of researchers to use industrial waste materials in the manufacture of ceramic products is growing. This work is aimed at studying the properties of granite waste (GW) upon incorporation in ceramic bodies. Initially, the GW was characterized in terms of chemical and mineralogical compositions. Then, the GW was added (in the range 40-60 wt.%) to a ball clay. Firing was carried out at 1100 °C to1200 °C and then the properties of the fired specimens were determined. The results showed that specimens with GW 50 wt.% fired at 1150 °C exhibited the best properties, i.e. minimum water absorption of <0.36%, the best bulk density (2.48 g/cm3) and strength (21.34 MPa). This showed that GW can act as a fluxing agent and reduces the firing temperature of the ceramic body with additional advantages in terms of cost and reuse of waste materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Materials and Minerals Engineering
Pages88-95
Number of pages8
Volume858
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event5th Regional Conference on Materials Engineering and the 5th Regional Conference on Natural Resources and Materials 2013, RCM5 and RCNRM5 2013 - , Malaysia
Duration: Jan 22 2013Jan 23 2013

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume858
ISSN (Print)10226680

Other

Other5th Regional Conference on Materials Engineering and the 5th Regional Conference on Natural Resources and Materials 2013, RCM5 and RCNRM5 2013
CountryMalaysia
Period1/22/131/23/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Phoumiphon, N., Mohamad, H., Hirajima, T., & Othman, R. (2014). Granite waste as a raw material in ceramic body formulations. In Frontiers in Materials and Minerals Engineering (Vol. 858, pp. 88-95). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 858). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.858.88