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||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials
||K-52: Characterization of Clay Mix with Incorporation of Granite Waste to Produce Ceramic Tiles
||Afonso Azevedo, Daiane Cecchin, Náiade Luiz, Vasco Fitas Cruz, Markssuel Marvila, Euzébio Zanelato, Sergio Monteiro, Gabriela Morais, Jonas Alexandre
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The municipality of Cachoeiro do Itaperimirim, located in Espírito Santo, has a well-established ornamental stone industry, being one of the main cutting and extraction poles of this material. However, industry stimulation caused the waste produced to be disposed of in inappropriate places, threatening the environment and human life. In the present work, a study was carried out aiming at the reuse of wastes as raw material for red ceramics, from chemical, physical and mineralogical analyzes, besides the characterization of the samples regarding the granulometry, plasticity and basic properties, in order to better investigation of these materials. The preliminary study showed that, in general, the essentially kaolinite ceramic mass tends to enrich with the addition of ornamental rock wastes due to the presence of flux oxides.