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Publication . Article . 2020

Alkali-activated refractory wastes exposed to high temperatures: development and characterization

Bartolomeo Coppola; Caroline Tardivat; Stéphane Richaud; Jean Marc Christian Tulliani; Laura Montanaro; Paola Palmero;
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Published: 01 Jan 2020 Journal: Journal of the European Ceramic Society, volume 40, issue 8, pages 3,314-3,326 (issn: 09552219, Copyright policy )
Country: Italy

The feasibility to prepare alkali-activated materials starting from refractory wastes and their properties after exposure to high temperatures (800, 1000, 1200 and 1400 °C) were investigated. Two different aluminosilicate wastes were used: chamotte (CH, mainly composed of corundum, mullite and andalusite) and alumina-zirconia-silica (AZS, composed by baddeleyite, corundum and amorphous silica). Very high mechanical properties were achieved in both cases (28-days compressive strength of approx. 70 and 60 MPa for CH- and AZS-based pastes, respectively). Then, alkali-activated pastes were exposed to high temperatures. For both kinds of samples, a sharp increase of mechanical properties was obtained after exposure to 800 and 1000 °C thanks to the matrix densification. Above 1000 °C viscous sintering occurs leading to a further increase of mechanical properties. AZS-based materials were able to withstand high temperatures up to 1400 °C while CH-based pastes mechanical properties decrease at 1400 °C due to andalusite decomposition.

Subjects by Vocabulary

Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Aluminosilicate Chemical engineering Andalusite engineering.material engineering Mullite Sintering Corundum Decomposition Grog visual_art.visual_art_medium visual_art Compressive strength Materials science


Materials Chemistry, Ceramics and Composites, Chamotte, AZS, Alkali-Activation, Refractory, High-Temperature, Alkali-activation; AZS; Chamotte; High-temperature; Refractory

Funded by
Additive Manufacturing Initiative for Transnational Innovation in Europe
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 734342
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-RISE
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