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Utilization of sugar cane residues in production cement fiber without asbestos by extrusion process

Grant number: 08/02197-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2008
Effective date (End): July 31, 2009
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering - Nonmetallic Materials
Principal Investigator:Francisco Antonio Rocco Lahr
Grantee:Ronaldo Soares Teixeira
Host Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


According to Federal Supplying Company, Brazilian production of sugar cane can surpass 475 million ton, in 2007. Sugar cane sauce extraction generates an expressive volume of the so-called bagasse, a fibrous material. Calcination of sugar cane bagasse permits its use substituting combustible oil and other energetic products. However, several alternatives to employing sugar cane bagasse and residual ashes are possible. The aim of this work is to study two kinds of solid residues proceedings from sugar cane industry: fiber sandashes, in order to produce fiber cement without asbestos. Ashes addictions, substituting cement, and fibers, as reinforcement in cementing matrix, will be utilized in plane board molding, by extrusion process. This is an excellent alternative to Hatschek process, in cementing composites production, in special shapes and low scale. The study will be based on plane boards execution by extrusion process, which mechanical properties, microstructural characteristics and weathering performance evaluated to fundament the conclusions. (AU)

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TEIXEIRA, Ronaldo Soares. Use residual of sugar and alcohol in the manufacture of cement by the extrusion process.. 2010. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC/BT) São Carlos.

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