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Al2O3-Al(OH)(3)-Based castable porous structures

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Author(s):
Souza, A. D. V. [1] ; Sousa, L. L. [1] ; Fernandes, L. [1] ; Cardoso, P. H. L. [1] ; Salomao, Rafael [1]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos Sch Engn, Dept Mat Engn, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the European Ceramic Society; v. 35, n. 6, p. 1943-1954, JUN 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 13
Abstract

Porous structures attained on the Al2O3-Al(OH)(3) system present great technological appeal due to their high refractoriness, chemical resistance, compatibility with biological tissues and competitive costs. Due to these features, they can be used in many applications such as thermal insulation, hot gas filtration and catalyst support. This study presents a novel route to produce large parts of this kind of structure based on castable aqueous suspensions of calcined alumina (alpha-Al2O3), aluminum hydroxide (Al(OH)(3)) and hydratable alumina (rho-Al2O3). After determination of the most favorable condition for dispersion, suspensions containing different proportions of calcined alumina, Al(OH)(3) and hydratable alumina were cast and fired. Structures' sintering behavior was followed by dilatometry and porosity, pore size, mechanical strength, and elastic modulus measurements. Microstructure evolution was assessed using scanning electron microscopy. Varying the firing temperatures, several levels of total porosity were attained as well as a wide range of mechanical strength, rigidity and pore configuration. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/19274-5 - Novel methodology for hydrotalcite (Mg6Al2(OH)16CO3.4H2O) synthesis from aqueous suspensions of magnesium oxide (MgO) and aluminum hydroxide (Al(OH)3) and its application in porous ceramics for high temperature thermal insulation
Grantee:Rafael Salomão
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants