Mukherjee, Amit and Khan, R and Bera, B and Maiti, Himadri Sekhar (2008) I: Dispersibility of robust alumina particles in non-aqueous solution. Ceramics International, 34 (3). pp. 523-529. ISSN 0272-8842

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This article presents the preparation of well dispersed alumina slurries containing relatively large alumina particles that can withstand accelerated weather conditions. Besides using conventional dispersants such as phosphate esters and menhaden fish oil, dispersants widely used in the surface coatings industries such as Disperbyk 110 and Triton X 100 have also been employed. However, sedimentation tests, sediment density, viscosity and gloss measurements indicate the failure of the anionic dispersants as well as menhaden fish oil to disperse the alumina particles in non-aqueous medium. Instead the binder polyvinyl butyral itself acts as the best dispersant. The well dispersed alumina slurry is stabilized in the presence of a commercially available rheology modifier, Bentone SD2 for a period of 144 h at 60 degrees C. The theological behavior of the aged sample was studied under various conditions. Although a rise in viscosity of the suspension was observed when the slurry was exposed to accelerated weather conditions, a lower shear thinning index and higher gloss values indicate a better dispersion state with aging. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd and Techna Group S.r.l. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: suspensions; lifetime; alumina
Subjects: Processing Science
Depositing User: Bula Ghosh
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 12:43
Last Modified: 21 May 2012 12:08

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