This book proposes the use of coffee bagasse ash (CBA) waste as raw material to be used in ceramic formulations. The approach presented here is a solution to a current ambiental problem as CBA waste is discharged in high amounts in agriculture. The authors analyze the potencial of CBA as a material to substitute feldspar in tile production.
Presents a new approach of using coffee bagasse ash waste as raw material in ceramic formulations
Proposes coffee bagasse ash waste as an alternative to feldspar in tile production
Wilson Acchar is a full professor at Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. He has experience in Ceramic Materials, working on the following subjects: nanostructured materials, clay-based materials, materials characterization and recycling of materials.
Eduardo Jorge Vidal Dultra coordinates the Civil Engineering Course at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Bahia. His research interests are in the field of concrete and mortar technology, advanced ceramics and solid wastes recycling.
Introduction.- Porcelain Tile.- Solid Waste Materials.- Coffee Industry in Brazil.- Using CBA in Ceramic Formulations.- Theoretical Analysis of Crystalline Phases .- Physical and Mechanical Properties of CBA Incorporated Materials.- Mullite and Leucite Formation.