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Influence of the addition of phosphogypsum on some properties of ceramic tiles

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Contreras, M. [1] ; Teixeira, S. R. [2] ; Santos, G. T. A. [2] ; Gazquez, M. J. [1, 3] ; Romero, M. [4] ; Bolivar, J. P. [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Huelva, Dept Integrated Sci, Campus Excelencia Int Mar CEIMAR, Huelva 21071 - Spain
[2] Sao Paulo State Univ, UNESP, FCT DF, Dept Phys, Presidente Prudente, SP - Brazil
[3] Escuela Ingn, Dept Appl Phys, Cadiz 11510 - Spain
[4] CSIC, Inst Ciencias Construct Eduardo Torroja IETcc, Dept Construct, Madrid 28033 - Spain
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS; v. 175, p. 588-600, JUN 30 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 5

Phosphogypsum (PG) is a waste from phosphoric acid production, and this work evaluates the use of PG as an additive in ceramic manufacturing. Ceramic samples were produced by adding different concentrations of PG (5, 7.5, and 10 wt%) to natural clay, and sintering at 950, 1050, and 1150 degrees C. Technological and mechanical properties of the obtained ceramics were evaluated. Moreover, the U.S. EPA's toxicity characteristic leaching procedure, Index ``I{''}, and the effective radium activity were calculated to evaluate the environmental risks. The use of PG improves the sintering behaviour and the bending strength, while also the environmental impact is negligible. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/07296-2 - CDMF - Center for the Development of Functional Materials
Grantee:Elson Longo da Silva
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC