Refractory characteristics of aluminum dross-kaolin composite
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The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 2014
The suitability of using aluminum dross waste and kaolin to produce refractory bricks is experimentally studied. Thirty brick samples of different blends are produced, dried at 30 C, dried further at 110 C, and fired at 1200 C. The firing temperature point, bulk density, apparent porosity, thermal conductivity, thermal shock, loss on ignition, permeability, shatter index, and shrinkage of the bricks blends are determined. The results show that some blend samples have good refractory characteristics with mixing ratio 4:1:2 (representing weight in grams of aluminum dross, plastic clay, and kaolin, respectively). The evaluations of studied properties reveal the possibility for aluminum dross waste to be used as matrix in refractory bricks.
Aluminum dross waste , Refractory bricks , Thermal conductivity , Bricks blend
Adeosun, S.O., Akpan, E.I, Dada, M.O. (2014). Refractory characteristics of aluminum dross-kaolin composite. The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 2014,66:2253-2261