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Title: Material specification for the production of high refractory brick with locally available high aluminium-silicates
Authors: Kwawukume, P.S.
Keywords: Re-heating shrinkage
apparent porosity,
mineralogical analysis.
Issue Date: Feb-1999
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology,Vol 19, No.1,2 & 3
Abstract: An attempt was made to select refractory alumino-silicates and high alumina bearing minerals available in the country to develop dense refractory bricks for the metallurgical industries. Selective properties such as chemical analysis, mineralogy, % apparent porosity, cold crushing strength,pyrometric cone equivalent (P.C.E) were looked at with the view of finding out the best material for the development of dense refractories.Awaso bauxite and Cape Coast clay were selected.Material specification, processing requirement, production and testing methods were reviewed. Cape Coast day was successfully bench marked against known fireclays. The results obtained from the use of Awaso bauxite revealed that though Awaso bauxite has very A&A alumina content the bricks produced from it suffer very high repeating shrinkage indicating low mineral stability in the grog However, Caps Coast clay based bricks at 1350 oC were found to have adequate properties with mullite crystalline phase which is decisive for high temperature behaviour of the bricks - a guarantee in service conditions and very comparable to the properties of refractory bricks from the U.K. Finally it was established that the higher the % apparent porosity the higher the re-heating shrinkage of the bricks produced from such compositions.
Description: Article Published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol.19, No.1,2&3 February, 1999
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5026
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