Effect of Different Processing on Properties of Silica Sand
This paper will cover some processing routes along with grading and physical/chemical attributes of silica sand. The silica sand in this experiment was divided into four lots, and each of them was processed by the methods of calcining, scrubbing, mulling or rubbing respectively. The test results show that the sand grains which processed by different processing methods are irregular, the acid demand value of sand is lower than that of the base sand, and the grain size distribution of sand is similar to that of the base sand. However, the SiO2 content of processed sand is increased, the impurities content has a downward trend. Compared with the base sand, it can be found that the tensile strength value of molding sand prepared using the processed sands is higher and the bench life is almost no change.
Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang and Tielin Shi
Q. Z. Sun et al., "Effect of Different Processing on Properties of Silica Sand", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 139-141, pp. 528-531, 2010