Porous Ceramics for High Temperature Filters
Cordierite based ceramic porous materials are very promising for filtering applications, due to their low thermal expansion coefficient, but also due to high chemical stability and good mechanical resistance. The cordierite powders were obtained through the co-precipitation method, while the porous ceramics were prepared by mixing the ceramic powder with an organic compound, which will burn during consequent thermal treatments, leading to an open pore ceramic web. Samples with different proportions of glucose were thermally treated at temperatures between 1050 and 1400oC. The samples were analyzed in what it concerns the mineralogical composition, open porosity and pores distribution, compressive strength and microstructure.
Alan K.T. Lau, J. Lu, Vijay K. Varadan, F.K. Chang, J.P. Tu and P.M. Lam
C. Ghitulica et al., "Porous Ceramics for High Temperature Filters", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 47-50, pp. 960-963, 2008