Preparation of Porous Wollastonite Ceramics for Filtration
Wollastonite powder was selected as a starting material with carbonate as pore-forming agent and binder added. The porous ceramics were prepared at different temperature by sintering method. The process includes batching, granulating, pressing molding, drying and sintering. It is discussed the influence of sintering temperature, dosage of binder, dosage of pore-forming agent, pressure of molding and holding time on the performance of porous ceramics. According to the principle of particles stack, the porous wollastonite ceramics for filtration with various diameters, shapes and porosity were fabricated by serial experiments. These products have 1 to 10 microns in pore size, 30.04 to 66.15% in porosity, 2.82 m2/g in specific surface area.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
M. S. He et al., "Preparation of Porous Wollastonite Ceramics for Filtration", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 1102-1104, 2007