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 NJGC  Vol.3 No.2 , April 2013
Composition and Refractory Properties of Mixtures of Moroccan Silica-Alumina Geomaterials and Alumina
Abstract: Five mixtures (M1 to M5) of silica-alumina geomaterials and two varieties of alumina (AP and AR) were used for the elaboration of mullite refractory materials between 1500℃ and 1600℃. An X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis showed that the refractory samples are composed of mullite, corundum and silica. The length of the mullite crystals was measured by a method of image analysis of scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Chemical and mechanical properties of these materials were investigated and correlated with their microstructure. Resistance towards Acid Attack test showed that the refractory samples present good resistance, as well as, the alumina powder AR obtained from waste of silica-alumina bricks proves to be efficient for an eventual use.
Cite this paper: C. Sadik, I. Amrani and A. Albizane, "Composition and Refractory Properties of Mixtures of Moroccan Silica-Alumina Geomaterials and Alumina," New Journal of Glass and Ceramics, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 59-66. doi: 10.4236/njgc.2013.32010.
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