Masters Theses

Abstract

"The greatest use of feldspar is as a flux in the Ceramic Industry where it is used in the manufacture of abrasives, floor tile, terra cotta, china, and earthenware of all types. It is also used in the manufacture of glass and enamels, and much is used as grinding medium in powdered form because it is softer than the common abrasive, quartz...Missouri Granites are composed of feldspar, quartz, mica, and other materials, which may or may not occur in all the samples. It is the purpose of this investigation to attempt a separation of the feldspar from these other components of the granites in a pure enough state so that it may be used commercially in the Ceramic Industry, thus utilizing these granites for a feldspar source"--Introduction, Purpose of Study, page 7-8.

Advisor(s)

Herold, Paul G.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Ceramic Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Missouri. Geological Survey

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1945

Pagination

115 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 56-57).

Geographic Coverage

Missouri

Rights

© 1945 Vernon L. Kasten, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Abrasives industry
Ceramic materials
Granite -- Missouri

Thesis Number

T 744

Print OCLC #

5972514

Electronic OCLC #

664846148

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