Using Sugar Cane Bagasse Ash Into Clay Products

Acchar, Wilson; Santos Paranhos, Raimundo Jorge
February 2012
Journal of Solid Waste Technology & Management;Feb2012, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
The agro and industrial activities are currently responsible for the production of large amounts of solid wastes. The use of industrial wastes such as granite, marble, kaolin and pegmatite and agro-industrial rejects into clay products has been widely developed over the last few decades. Clay materials used in the ceramic industry exhibit a large diversification of compositions that allow the addition of different types of waste materials to the clay mixture. Sugar cane bagasse ash (SCBA), a by-product of the sugar process, is exacerbating the environmental problem. Brazil produces an enormous amount of sugar and the lack of adequate landfill areas available for disposal of sugar cane bagasse ash rejects poses a critical problem for the agro-industry. This work describes, for the first time, research carried out on the manufacturing of ceramic tile materials with sugar cane bagasse ash additions. SCBA, consisting basically of potassium oxide, was added to the clay formulations as an alternative to feldspar. Clay with different sugar cane bagasse ash content was mixed and sintered. Sintered specimens were characterized by X-ray diffraction, density, porosity, thermal analysis and strength measurements. The results obtained showed that the sugar cane ash residue can be added to clay materials as an alternative to feldspar, without degrading their properties.


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