Use of South African Blast-Furnace Slag for Ceramic Purposes

Nel, P. J. ; Täuber, A.
Organization: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Pages: 3
Publication Date: Unavailable
SYNOPSIS A method is described whereby finely ground glassy granulated blastfurnace slag mixed with small quantities of clay, whiting and quartz has been used for making ceramic tiles in the laboratory. The tiles were semi-dry pressed and devitrification as well as sintering occurred during firing. The properties of the resulting product compared favourably in many respects with ordinary ceramic flooring materials.
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