Advances in Science and Technology vol:2003 issue:34 pages:187-194
10th International Ceramics Congress and 3rd Forum on New Materials edition:10th location:Florence date:14-18 July 2002
The production of red mud in Greece, generated from the extraction of alumina from bauxites is associated with environmental and economical problems. The utilization of
this by-product as a raw material in the heavy clay industry results in a significant reduction or even elimination of the disposal cost and environmental pollution and in the achievement of resource conservation. Mixtures of clays suitable for the production of bricks and roofing tiles with red mud have been tested in varying ratios. The drying and the firing behaviour as well as the technological properties of the produced ceramics, have been examined pointing out encouraging perspectives for the utilization of the red mud in the ceramic industry in Greece.