Preparation of Xonotlite Whiskers from Carbide Slag
Carbide slag was used as raw materials for the first time to prepare xonontlite whiskers via a hydrothermal route without special instruments and synthesis conditions. And the effect of pH value of emulsion of carbide slag and hydrothermal conditions on removal rate of impurities, morphology and crystallinity of synthesized xonotlite whiskers were explored using ICP, SEM and XRD techniques. The results indicated that the carbide slag after purification could be used to prepare xonotlite whiskers, and different pH values of emulsion of carbide slag had great impact on the removal rate of impurities and morphology of xonotlite whiskers. Xonotlite whiskers with 20-40 μm in length and 100-500 nm in diameter were hydrothermally synthesized at 230 °C for 15 h with using silicic acid as kiesel material.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
F. Liu et al., "Preparation of Xonotlite Whiskers from Carbide Slag", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 434-435, pp. 787-789, 2010