Mukherjee, S K and Savsani, R M and Machhoya, B B and Chakraborty, A K and Subramanian, R B V and Maiti, Kedar Nath (1994) Characterisation of china clay waste and its utilisation in the manufacture of tower packing materials and low tension insulators. Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society, 53 (6). pp. 140-145. ISSN 0371-750X

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Physico-chemical and mineralogical characteristics of “china clay waste” from a china clay washing plant in Kachchh district in Gujarat State were studied with the object of determining its suitability in the manufacture of low cost industrial ceramic items like tower packing materials and low tension insulators. The results showed that the “china clay waste” was essentially a mixture of kaolin and quartz associated with impurities like haematite, rutile, orthoclase, albite, calcite etc. The study also revealed that the material could be used even up to 50 wt % in complete replacements of both china clay and quartz in the stoneware composition for the development of tower packing materials and low tension insulators. The products developed also conformed to the respective BIS Specifications as required for commercial utilization.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Structural Clay Products
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2013 08:25
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2016 17:55

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