Shah, H M and Maiti, Kedar Nath (2001) Development of glazed wall tiles through optimal utilization of fly ash. Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society, 60 (3). pp. 145-149. ISSN 0371-750X

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This Investigation was carried out to incorporate fly ash, a waste material generated from thermal power stations, as a replacement of sandstone and to some extent feldspar in the earthenware type glazed wall tile body composition. Test specimens of eight different body compositions incorporating fly ash were prepared and fired at five different test temperatures, viz., 1000°, 1050°, 1100°, 1150° and 1200°C in an electrical furnace. Dry and fired properties like dry MOR, fired shrinkage, fired MOR, apparent porosity, water absorption, bulk density, thermal expansion of the optimized body and glaze etc were determined and compared with those of the specimens of a traditional earthenware tile body used as a standard composition. It was observed that the incorporation of fly ash in the tune of 30 wt% was the optimum In achieving the requisite thermo-mechanical properties In wall tile body.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Structural Clay Products
Divisions: Advanced Clay & Traditional Ceramics
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2012 11:58
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2014 12:23

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