Maiti, Kedar Nath and Prasad, C S (1989) Effect of particle size on the vitrification temperature and fired properties of conventional white stonewares. Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society, 48 (6). pp. 119-127. ISSN 0371-750X

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Five-samples of a conventional stoneware composition have been prepared with variations in grinding time. A body mix having identical composition but produced under factory conditions was also collected for the study. Physico-chemical characteristics of raw materials used in the body mix were evaluated. Physical and fired properties of prepared body samples fired at various test temperatures were measured and their relationship with the particle size of mixed bodies was examined. It was observed that the gradual reduction in particle size of the mixed bodies improved the fired properties with the gradual increase in test temperatures until vitrification. On optimization of properties, it emerged that the conventional white stonewares containing particles in the range of 60 to 65% below 10 micron not only matured at a lesser temperature than that of the factory body containing about 50% particles below 10 micron, but also had improved ceramic properties and were found suitable for successful industrial production.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Whiteware
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2013 12:23
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2016 13:38

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