Double-layer waste-derived glass-ceramics prepared by low temperature sintering/sinter-crystallisation

Marangoni M., Ponsot I., ÇİÇEK B., Bernardo E.

ADVANCES IN APPLIED CERAMICS, vol.115, no.7, pp.427-434, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 115 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/17436753.2016.1173792
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.427-434
  • Keywords: Glass-ceramic, Waste, Viscous flow sintering, Sinter-crystallisation, SINTER-CRYSTALLIZATION, PRODUCTS, ASH
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Lightweight glass-ceramics with a dense surface layer were produced by a novel sintering approach. The surface porosity of a glass-ceramic body from the direct sintering of an engineered mixture of fly ash from thermal power plants, recycled soda-lime glass and boron waste (residues of the mining and purification of valuable boron containing minerals) was sealed by a glaze, deriving from the sinter-crystallisation of glass powders produced from the same mixture. The use of boron waste, providing B2O3, allowed a substantial viscous flow, for the substrate, even at the relatively low temperature (850-950 degrees C) adopted for a single firing treatment (simultaneous sintering of substrate and sinter-crystallisation of glaze). The dense sinter-crystallised layer, besides imparting improvements in the mechanical properties, was found to feature an enhanced chemical stability.