Masters Theses

Abstract

"A Mexican clay, intended to be used as refractory raw material, was identified. Problems encountered in the characterization of halloysitic clays are discussed and emphasis is made on the use of the electron microscope (scanning or transmission type) as a definite evidence of the existence of halloysite due to its unique morphology within the kaolinite group of clay minerals.

Beneficiation of this particular clay was carried out on a small scale hydrocyclone equipment and the results are discussed.

In an attempt to increase the green density in dry pressing of this halloysitic clay, mixtures with grog were prepared using different additives, grinding and low temperature preheating treatment. The effect of these variables upon green density is given and discussed.

It is believed that an increase in the dry pressing density will be reflected in better after burning properties of bricks made out of clays.

Pressure levels in the dry pressing experiments were made in a range similar to an industrial power press production"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Moore, Robert E., 1930-2003

Committee Member(s)

Sorrell, Charles A.
Bolter, Ernst

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Ceramic Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Harbison Walker Flir Refractories

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1973

Pagination

vii, 53 pages + 11 pages of figures

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-39).

Rights

© 1973 Jesus L. Derat, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Clay -- Mexico
Brickmaking
Pressure -- Measurement

Thesis Number

T 2861

Print OCLC #

6028950

Electronic OCLC #

911631074

Link to Catalog Record

Electronic access to the full-text of this document is restricted to Missouri S&T users. Otherwise, request this publication directly from Missouri S&T Library or contact your local library.

http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1066710~S5

Comments

Fourteen figures are included on 11 pages throughout the manuscript which are labeled (page number) a.

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