Characterization of glass-ceramics produced from waste materials

M. Erol*

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The crystallization behavior of glasses produced from two industrial wastes namely, thermal power plant fly ash and red mud from aluminum production, was investigated by means of Differential Thermal Analysis(DTA), X-ray Diffraction(XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy(SEM) techniques. The major phase that was identified by x-ray diffraction analysis is Diopside[Ca(Mg,Al) (Si,Al)2O6]. Differences in the crystallites occurred in the microstructure of the samples were observed by SEM. Furthermore, Vickers microhardness values, density and chemical resistance of the samples were determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1883-1886
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Issue numberIII
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventProceedings of the 8th Conference and Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 29 Jun 20033 Jul 2003


  • Glass
  • Glass-ceramic
  • Industrial wastes
  • Sintering


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