Banerjee, Goutam (1998) Beach sand minerals: A new material resource for glass and ceramics. Bulletin of Materials Science, 21 (4). pp. 349-354. ISSN 0250-4707

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The vast quantities of different beach sand minerals left behind after the extraction of rare earth compounds are industrial wastes. These can be utilized to develop various products in the form of synthetic raw materials or finished product, for applications in glass and ceramic industries. In this paper, the present research work on sillimanite sand, garnet sand and zircon sand are discussed. Attempts have been made to find out the possible uses of these minerals, particularly in the field of glass and ceramic as the materials developed from these minerals are cost competitive. Properties and microstructure of the products developed are systematically discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sillimanite; Zircon; Garnet; Beach sand; Mullite; Aggregate; Granite
Subjects: Glass
Structural Clay Products
Engineering Materials
Divisions: Refractory
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2012 06:54
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2012 06:54

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