|About this Abstract
||2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials 2021
||Influence of the Granulometry of the Granite Residue on the Sorptivity of Ceramic Blocks
||Euzebio Zanelato, Afonso Azevedo, Markssuel Marvila, Thuany Lima, Jonas Alexandre, Pedro Rocha, Sergio Monteiro, Carlos Vieira
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The ornamental rock industry generates an enormous amount of waste on manufacturing process. Granite is the main rock extracted in Brazil for export blocks, a country that is one of the largest exporters in the world. The expressive volume of powder generated during the manufacturing process can be reused in the manufacture of ceramic pieces. The objective of this work is to evaluate four different particle sizes of the waste and its influence on the ceramic block sorptivity capacity. The two clays used in the work and the residue were characterized by chemical analysis test, granulometry, Atterberg limits and grain density. After the production of ceramic pieces with three levels of incorporation (0, 10 and 20%) of the residue, immersion absorption, sorptivity, mechanical resistance and adherence tests of three mortar traces were carried out. The results indicate that the granulometry of the residue significantly influences the sorptivity of the ceramic.