Abstract

"This thesis will concern itself primarily with the preparation, handling and calcination of Missouri fire clays that are subsequently used as "grog" for manufacture of fire brick. This "grog", i.e., calcined flint, burley or diaspore clay is then mixed with ether clays having plastic qualities to form desired shapes of high temperature refractories, and burned as a final product in tunnel kilns and as required, in “beehive” or periodic kilns. The actual manufacture of fire brick will not be dealt with since it is, in itself, a highly specialized industry. We are immediately concerned with the proper preparation of calcined clay as required for firebrick manufacture"--Introduction, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Schrenk, Walter T.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Chemical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1956

Pagination

vi, 42 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 41).

Rights

© 1956 Richard Addison Parker, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Fire-clay -- Missouri -- Analysis
Roasting (Metallurgy)
Refractory materials -- Analysis

Thesis Number

T 1112

Print OCLC #

9525033

Electronic OCLC #

936379719

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