Uses of Pumice as Alternative Flux for Floor Tile Products
Irfan Tore
Assist. Prof. Dr. Irfan Tore, Anadolu University, Department of Material Science and Engineering, Eskisehir, Turke.
Manuscript received on October 05, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on October 2013 11, 2013. | Manuscript published on October 15, 2013. | PP: 16-19 | Volume-1 Issue-11, October 2013. | Retrieval Number: K04981011113/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: Pumice was used as an alternative fluxing agent in floor tiles, replacing albite content, and effect of such modification on the utilization and physical properties was investigated. In this work, two types of pumice (amorphous and crystalline) were researched. Pumice was added to floor tile body in different proportions (5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30% and 35%) as a flux, and comparison between body with albite and bodies with pumice addition was made in terms of physical properties. According to the results, it was found that firing strength and water absorption values were improved as well as decreasing milling time. Started powder and final products were characterized by Particle Size Analyzer, Heat Microscope, XRF, XRD.
Keywords: Pumice, Floor Tile, Physical Properties.