Dan, Tapan Kumar and Sarkar, Bijit Kumar (1991) Properties of bricks from lateritic waste. Ceramics International, 17 (6). pp. 351-357. ISSN 0272-8842

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Laterite waste powder has been consolidated into building bricks using phosphoric acid as bonding agent. The bricks could be cured at low temperatures (450-500-degrees-C). Properties have been achieved comparable with those of burnt clay bricks. For example, 2-5% binder-added brick has shown superior properties such as compressive strength of about 10 MPa, water absorption of 10% and bulk density of 1.5 g/cm3. The bonding between the laterite grains is quite strong and the brick has attained improved wear properties. These bricks showed typical microstructures (studies by SEM method) consisting of well-bonded compacted laterite particles, the determining factor towards superior properties of the finished products.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Structural Clay Products
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2015 11:26
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2015 11:26
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/2719

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