Fast Firing of Glazed Tiles Containing Paper Mill Sludge and Glass Cullet
The present paper reports on the results of some experiments on the progress of a previous research and describes the production, in single fast firing, of tiles containing 30 wt% of a natural red clay and a mixture of 42 wt% of paper mill sludge and 28 wt% of glass cullet which were coated with a commercial “matt white” glaze. Fired materials were characterized as a function of the top temperature (1090 or 1140 °C) reached during the fast sintering process made in an industrial roller kiln. It is observed that tiles fired at 1090 °C display the best overall performances since the matt glaze well covers the substrate concurring to maintain in line with the official standard for production the mechanical and physical properties of the tiles.
Pietro VINCENZINI and Michele DONDI
G. Tonello et al., "Fast Firing of Glazed Tiles Containing Paper Mill Sludge and Glass Cullet", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 68, pp. 108-113, 2010