Energy requirement for firing porcelain

  • Carvalho M. de O. Madivate Department of Chemistry, Eduardo Mondlane University, P.O. Box 257, Maputo, Mozambique
  • Agostinho M. Malate Department of Chemistry, Eduardo Mondlane University, P.O. Box 257, Maputo, Mozambique
  • Sabine Verryn Faculty of Sciences, University of Pretoria, Private Bag 0003, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Maggi Loubser Faculty of Sciences, University of Pretoria, Private Bag 0003, Pretoria, South Africa
Keywords: Porcelain, Energy requirement for firing porcelain, Kaolin---feldspar---quartz sands

Abstract

Results from studies on the ternary system Ribaué kaolin–Carapira feldspar– Marracuene quartz sands were used to test a procedure that we developed for calculation of the energy requirement for firing porcelain. Results obtained vary between 1300 and 1800 kJ/kg porcelain. These results differ largely from the ones obtained using Hennicke’s procedure.

 

KEY WORDS: Porcelain, Energy requirement for firing porcelain, Kaolin---feldspar---quartz sands

Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2004, 18(1), 73-80.

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