The Use of Granite and Kaolin Residues as Raw Materials to Obtain Ceramic Tile
Recycling of residues from different industrial process as new raw materials has been studied by several institutions to be applied in the production of ceramic bricks, roof tile. The aim of this work is to study the potentiality of the residues from granite and kaolin industries as raw materials to obtain ceramic tile. The raw materials were fired at temperatures of 1100oC, 1120oC and 1150oC. After fired the specimens were submitted to a physical and mechanical tests, such as, linear shrinkage, mechanical resistance, water absorption and apparent density. The results show that the residues can be used in the composition of the paste to produce ceramic tiles.
Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho
M.A.F. Ramalho et al., "The Use of Granite and Kaolin Residues as Raw Materials to Obtain Ceramic Tile", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 530-531, pp. 432-437, 2006