The Preparation of High-Strength and Micropore Lightweight Bauxite Aggregate by In Situ Polymerization and Decomposition
High-strength and micropore lightweight bauxite aggregate was fabricated by low grade raw bauxite powder, aluminium hydroxide powder and organic polymer (OP). OP was used as consolidator, binder and pore former and aluminium hydroxide was used as pore former. The influence of OP and aluminium hydroxide content on the property of the samples was studied. The phase composition and the microstructure of the sintered samples were characterized by XRD, SEM and the pore size distribution was measured by mercury porosimety. The results demonstrate that the bulk density of the samples decreases linearly and the apparent porosity of the samples increases gradually with the addition of OP. The lowest density reached 1.13g/cm3 when adding 35% OP and 10% Al(OH)3. The average pore size is around 5μm, and increases with the addition of OP increased. The XRD showed the main phase of the sample is mullite and some little amount of corundum.
Jianmin Zeng, Taosen Li, Shaojian Ma, Zhengyi Jiang and Daoguo Yang
Y. N. Fang et al., "The Preparation of High-Strength and Micropore Lightweight Bauxite Aggregate by In Situ Polymerization and Decomposition", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 194-196, pp. 2135-2139, 2011