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Hujova, Miroslava and Rabelo Monich, Patricia and Sedlacek, Jaroslav and Hnatko, Miroslav and Kraxner, Jozef and Galusek, Dusan and Bernardo, Enrico (2020) Glass-Ceramic Foams from Alkali-Activated Vitrified Bottom Ash and Waste Glasses. [Online journal papers]

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Both vitrified bottom ashes (VBAs) and waste glasses are forms of inorganic waste material that are widely landfilled, despite having some economic potential. Building on previous studies, we prepared glass-ceramic foams by the combination of VBA with either soda-lime glass (SLG) or borosilicate glass (BSG). Suspensions of fine powders in weakly alkaline solution underwent gelation, followed by frothing at nearly room temperature. Hardened “green” foams were sintered, with concurrent crystallization, at 850–1000 °C. All foams were highly porous (>70%), with mostly open porosity. The glass addition was fundamental in both gelation (promoting the formation of carbonate and silicate hydrated phases) and firing steps. While SLG addition enhanced the viscous flow sintering, without a significant impact on the crystallization of gehlenite, the main crystalline phase from the devitrification of VBA, BSG addition caused a reactive sintering, with remarkable changes in the phase assemblage. The glass addition generally also allowed lower sintering temperatures and yielded products with excellent crushing strength. However, only specific conditions resulted in the complete immobilization of pollutants (e.g., Cr3+ ions).


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EPrint type:Online journal papers
Anno di Pubblicazione:18 August 2020
Key Words:alkali activation; sintering; glass foams; chemical durability
Settori scientifico-disciplinari MIUR:Area 09 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione > ING-IND/22 Scienza e tecnologia dei materiali
Struttura di riferimento:Dipartimenti > Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale
Codice ID:13052
Depositato il:05 Oct 2020 11:19
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