Evaluation of Fly Ash Pysico-chemical Characteristics as Component for Eco-ceramic and Sintered Materials
Pavlović, Vladimir B.
Aćimović Pavlović, Zagorka
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The aim of the presented study is to evaluate utilization potential of the fly ash which is the main residue from the coal combustion thermal-plants. Decades long high production of fly ash represents extreme hazard for the environment. The storage problem of this waste material is also alerting. Thus, recycling and reapplication of fly ash in construction materials industry is the only economic solution. The well-known examples of fly-ash reapplication as a component in cement, mortar, concrete, bricks and tiles are not enough in means of reusing extreme amounts of this waste material. Therefore, new applications in ash-based composites have to be developed: eco-ceramic materials and sintered materials for refractory performances. In this investigation, characterization of three different fly ash capacities was used as base for further fly ash utilization possibilities analysis. Accent was on the investigation of the fly ash mineralogical and chemical composition. Thermal stability of... crystalline phases was investigated with DTA. Macro-performance was correlated with the microstructure of fly ash studied by means of XRD and SEM analysis. Furthermore, content of trace elements, physico-chemical characteristics and leaching toxicity tests were carried out. Comparing the properties of investigated fly ashes with standard values, it could be presumed that fly ash originating from Serbian power plants can be potentially useful for high value products - eco-ceramic and refractory/sintered materials manufacturing. Key words: fly ash, microstructure, potential reusing, eco-ceramic, sintering. Acknowledgements: This investigation was supported by Serbian Ministry of Science and Education and it was conducted under following projects: 172057 and 45008.
Keywords:fly ash / construction materials / physico-chemical characteristics
Source:The First Serbian Ceramic Society Conference "Advanced Ceramics and Application" May 10-11, 2012: Program and the Book of Abstracts, 2012, 32-32
- Belgrade : Serbian Ceramic Society