Processing of porous glass ceramics from highly crystallisable industrial wastes

Chinnam RKS, Bernardo E, Will J, Boccaccini AR (2015)

Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Journal article, Original article

Publication year: 2015


Publisher: Maney Publishing

Book Volume: 114

Pages Range: S11-S16

DOI: 10.1179/1743676115Y.0000000053


This study was carried out to gain understanding about the sintering behaviour of highly crystallisable industrial waste derived silicate mixtures under direct heating and rapid cooling conditions. The materials used in this study were plasma vitrified air pollution control waste and rejected pharmaceutical borosilicate glass. Powder compacts sintered under direct heating conditions were highly porous; compacts with particle size <38 mu m reached a maximum density of 2.74 g cm(-3) at 850 degrees C, whereas compacts with particles of size <100 and <250 mu m reached maximum densities of 2.69 and 2.72 g cm(-3) at 875 and 900 degrees C respectively. Further increase in sintering temperature resulted in a rapid decrease in density of the glass ceramics. Image analysis results were used to link the sudden drop in density to the increase in volume of microsized pores formed in the samples during sintering. In particular, compacts made from <38 mu m particles sintered at 950 degrees C resulted in 65 vol.-% porosity with a pore size of similar to 20 mu m. Such materials can be used for sound and thermal insulation purposes.

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Chinnam, R.K.S., Bernardo, E., Will, J., & Boccaccini, A.R. (2015). Processing of porous glass ceramics from highly crystallisable industrial wastes. Advances in Applied Ceramics, 114, S11-S16.


Chinnam, Rama Krishna Satish, et al. "Processing of porous glass ceramics from highly crystallisable industrial wastes." Advances in Applied Ceramics 114 (2015): S11-S16.

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