JMMCE  Vol.1 No.6 , November 2013
Evaluation of the Refractory Properties of Nigerian Ozanagogo Clay Deposit
Abstract: In this paper, the refractory properties of clay from Ozanagogo had been studied for possible utilization in refractory production. The clay had a specific gravity of 2.57, linear firing shrinkage of 1.01%, 2.14 g/cm3 bulk density and porosity of 20.4%. A cold crushing strength of 17.48 MN/m2 was obtained with modulus of rupture of 8.28 MN/m2. The thermal shock resistance exceeded 30 cycles and the refractoriness was 1750℃. The sample was analysed for its chemical composition, and it was revealed that it contained 38.07% alumina (Al2O3), 46.00% silica (SiO2) and iron impurities (Fe2O3) of 0.78%. The results generally showed that Ozanagogo clay could be used as a refractory material.
Cite this paper: A. Jock, F. Ayeni, A. Ahmed and U. Sullayman, "Evaluation of the Refractory Properties of Nigerian Ozanagogo Clay Deposit," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 1 No. 6, 2013, pp. 321-325. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2013.16048.

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