Das, Swapan Kumar and Ghosh, Jiten and Mandal, Ashok Kumar and Singh, Nar and Gupta, Surajit (2012) Iron ore tailing: a waste material used in ceramic tile compositions as alternative source of raw materials. Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society, 71 (1). pp. 21-24. ISSN 0371-750X

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In the present study, three batch compositions were prepared utilizing iron ore tailing in the range of 45-60 wt%, clay 25-35 wt% and feldspar 15-20 wt%. The compacts were heated in the temperature range of 1100 degrees-1150 degrees C. All the samples heated at 1150 degrees C possess very high cold crushing strength (>150 MPa) and high flexural strength (>60 MPa) with less than 0.1% water absorption. Such high mechanical strength is beneficial for floor tiles to prevent impact damage. The phase evolution during heating of the mixture of iron ore tailing, clay and feldspar have been characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) studies with energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) of selected samples.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Iron ore tailings; Building materials; Ceramic tiles; Environmental protection
Subjects: Structural Clay Products
Divisions: Refractory
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2012 07:56
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2012 07:56
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1821

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