Synthesis and characteristics of anorthite ceramics from steelmaking slag

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© 2016 by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. Steelmaking slag is an alkaline solid waste consisting mainly oxides of calcium, iron, silicon, magnesium, and aluminum. Its large quantity and chemical property makes it challenging for recycling the material in various industrial applications. In this study, hot-poured steelmaking slag was used to prepare ceramics. After mixing with kaolin and quartz, ceramic products were synthesized via sintering. The appropriate sintering temperature is 1200°C. XRD analysis showed the major mineral phases were anorthite and pyroxene. SEM images showed that the new crystal particles were uniformly formed and distributed. Reaction mechanisms were discussed.

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Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials 2016