Papers by Author: Bruno C.A. Pinheiro

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Authors: Bruno C.A. Pinheiro, J.N.F. Holanda
Abstract: The petroleum industry generates huge amounts of oily sludge during the process of oil and gas extraction. This waste is a pollutant material that can cause environmental damage. Because of this, it has been treated with bentonite clay, being referred as encapsulated petroleum waste. In this work the chemical-environmental characterization and classification of the petroleum waste were done according to ABNT standards. The results indicated that the encapsulated petroleum waste should be classified as Class IIA – “No Inert”. Therefore, it could be used in manufacture of ceramic products for civil construction.
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Authors: Bruno C.A. Pinheiro, J.N.F. Holanda
Abstract: In this work is done a study on the sintered microstructure of ceramic tile paste incorporated with petroleum waste. The raw materials used were kaolin, sodic feldspar, quartz and petroleum waste. The ceramic tiles containing up to 5 wt% petroleum waste were prepared by uniaxial pressing and sintered at 1200°C. The microstructural evolution was examined by SEM. In addition, water absorption, linear shrinkage, and sintered density were determined. The results showed that the microstructure of the ceramic tiles is influenced by the added petroleum waste.
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Authors: A.J. Souza, Bruno C.A. Pinheiro, S.J.G. Sousa, J.N.F. Holanda
Abstract: The ornamental rock industry generates huge amounts of waste in form of fine powder, demanding adequate alternatives for its final disposal. The possibility of using ornamental rock waste as a flux in porcelain tile has been assessed. The porcelain tile formulations are constituted mainly by kaolin, feldspar and quartz. The waste was added to a typical porcelain tile body, replacing the sodic feldspar by up to 15 wt. %. The prepared pastes were fired of 1240°C using a fast-firing cycle. The specifications of porcelain floor tile in terms of physical properties were achieved.
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