Guesmi, Youssef and Lafi, Ridha and Agougui, Hassen and Jabli, Mahjoub and Oun, Abdallah and Majumdar, Swachchha and Hafiane, Amor (2020) Synthesis and characterization of alpha alumina-natural apatite based porous ceramic support for filtration application. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 239. Art No-122067. ISSN 0254-0584

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The present study reported the synthesis of low-cost ceramic membrane supports. They were prepared by an extrusion method using alumina/natural apatite blends and further consolidated by heat treatment. The chemical composition, structure and particle size of the starting materials were analyzed. The effect of the natural apatite content, as sintering agent, on the microstructure, porosity, flexural strength and linear shrinkage of the prepared supports were studied as a function of sintering temperature. The microstructure exhibited that the sintering temperature decreased with the increment of the apatite content. The porosity and the pore size were controlled by the sintering temperature and the apatite amount added to the starting mixture. The mechanical strength and the linear shrinkage increased with increasing the apatite and the firing temperature. The sample selected for filtration displayed good porosity (45.38%) and pore size of 1.35 mu m giving a high perme-ability 959.64 h(-1) m(-2) bar(-1).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Ceramic Membrane
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2021 10:22
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2021 10:22

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