Tripathi, Himanshu Sekhar and Ghosh, Arup (2011) Beach sand minerals - An important raw material for refractory applications. In: 12th Biennial Worldwide Conference on Refractories, UNITECR 2011, 30 October - 2 November 2011, Kyoto, Japan.

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Sillimanite sand and zircon sand are the byproducts generated during the extraction of rare earth compounds from beach sand minerals. Sillimanite sand is relatively purer amongst all other alumino-silicate raw materials available in nature. In this present paper various uses of sillimanite and zircon beach sand in refractories are described. Sillimanite sand and zircon sand with alumina were used to develop various high alumina aggregates and mullite-zirconia aggregates by reaction sintering route. They are used in as received form or in the form of powder for shaped and monolithic application. It was observed that microstructure and high temperature properties are very much dependent on the chemical composition.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: 12th Biennial Worldwide Conference on Refractories, UNITECR 2011; Kyoto; Japan; 30 October - 2 November 2011
Subjects: Refractories
Divisions: Refractory
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2016 06:49
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2016 06:49

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