Synthesizing mullite from beneficiated fly ash
In the United States, approximately 50 million tonnes of fly ash are generated by electrical utilities annually. The current consumption rate for fly ash materials is less than 20% because most fly ash materials do not meet market specifications and the quality of the ash is inconsistent. A beneficiation process that produces quality-controlled fly ash components has been developed. The synthesis of mullite as a refractory material is one industrial application for the silicate sphere component from the beneficiated fly ash. As-received (untreated) fly ash did not produce a usable mullite refractory. This article discusses the fly ash beneficiation process and mullite synthesis. © 1994 TMS.
Synthesizing mullite from beneficiated fly ash.
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