Effects of firing temperature on the physical properties of a bauxite-based refractory castable

Effects of firing temperature on the physical properties of a bauxite-based refractory castable A self-flowing low-cement bauxite castable was prepared from 64 wt.% rotary Chinese bauxite and 10 wt.% Eczacibasi calcined alumina aggregates with additives of 5 wt.% Lafarge cement Secar 71, 8 wt.% Elkem microsilica 971U, and 0.05 wt.% dispersant Darvan 7S (D7S). Optimum self-leveling flowability was achieved using 5.6% water addition. As a function of the firing temperature, the physicomechanical and refractory properties of the self-flowing low-cement bauxite castable were characterized in terms of densification parameters such as apparent porosity (AP), bulk density (BD), water absorption (WA), and cold crushing strength (CCS). Phase analysis and microstructural-based evaluation were performed using x-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques. The present bauxite-based refractory castable heat treated at 1500°C for 2 h exhibited the following properties: AP 13%, BD 2.93 g/cm3, WA 4.4%, and CCS 1365 kg/cm2. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Refractories and Industrial Ceramics Springer Journals

Effects of firing temperature on the physical properties of a bauxite-based refractory castable

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 by Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
Subject
Materials Science; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials; Materials Science, general; Ceramics, Glass, Composites, Natural Materials
ISSN
1083-4877
eISSN
1573-9139
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11148-012-9455-9
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