Chakraborty, A K and Maiti, Kedar Nath and Pathak, D D (2004) Investigations on the utilization of marble waste and fly ash in earthenware wall tile composition. Part I: physicochemical characteristics of raw materials. Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society, 63 (3). pp. 169-177. ISSN 0371-750X

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Physicochemical and mineralogical characteristics of the raw materials, viz., clays, fly ash, sandstone and marble waste were studied with a view to finding out their possible utilization in the manufacture of earthenware wall tiles. The studies included plastic and dry properties, particle size distribution, chemical analyses, XRD, DTA as well as fired (at 1350°C) properties. The results showed that the clays selected were highly plastic in nature and contained predominantly kaolinite mineral associated with illite/muscovite as minor minerals. The study also revealed that fly ash contained a substantial amount of mullite, while marble waste contained calcareous minerals like dolomite, akermanite etc.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Structural Clay Products
Divisions: Advanced Clay & Traditional Ceramics
Depositing User: Subhra Lahiri
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2012 12:59
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2015 07:05

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