alexa Characterization and Use of Egyptian Nubian Sandstone in the Ceramic Tile Industry
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Research Article

Characterization and Use of Egyptian Nubian Sandstone in the Ceramic Tile Industry

S. A. El–Sherbiny1 and Sh. K. Amin2*

1Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

2Chemical Engineering & Pilot Plant Department, Engineering Division, National Research Center, Dokki, Giza, Egypt

*Corresponding Author:
Shereen Kamel Amin
Chemical Engineering and Pilot Plant Department
Engineering Division, National Research Center, Dokki, Giza, Egypt
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Received Date: April 25, 2012; Accepted Date: August 18, 2012; Published Date: August 25, 2012

Citation: El–Sherbiny SA, Amin SK (2012) Characterization and Use of Egyptian Nubian Sandstone in the Ceramic Tile Industry. J Material Sci Eng 1:112. doi: 10.4172/2169-0022.1000112

Copyright: © 2012 El–Sherbiny SA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Egyptian ball clay quarried in the Aswan area in Upper Egypt contains up to 10% Nubian sandstone. This inclusion causes problems in clay grinding when used in ceramic industries. In the present paper, Nubian sandstone was characterized for mineralogical and chemical compositions using XRD and XRF respectively. Its grinding characteristics were then established using a laboratory ball mill where stone was ground for time periods ranging from 60 to 150 min at speeds ranging from 40 to 90 rpm. The cumulative analysis and specific surface area were determined for all samples. It was found that while an increase in either time or speed favoured higher fineness, the effect of rotating speed was more pronounced than that of grinding time. The findings were then applied to the production of ceramic tiles. It was found that crushed sandstone could be crushed and ground with ball clay without impairing the grinding characteristics of the latter or affecting the composition of the final body.

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