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Kaolinite-Magnesite Based Ceramics. Part I: Surface Charge and Rheological Properties Optimization of the Suspensions for the Processing of Cordierite-mullite Tapes

Version 1 : Received: 24 November 2019 / Approved: 26 November 2019 / Online: 26 November 2019 (03:37:00 CET)

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Hammas, A.; Lecomte-Nana, G.; Azril, N.; Daou, I.; Peyratout, C.; Zibouche, F. Kaolinite-Magnesite Based Ceramics. Part I: Surface Charge and Rheological Properties Optimization of the Suspensions for the Processing of Cordierite-Mullite Tapes. Minerals 2019, 9, 757. Hammas, A.; Lecomte-Nana, G.; Azril, N.; Daou, I.; Peyratout, C.; Zibouche, F. Kaolinite-Magnesite Based Ceramics. Part I: Surface Charge and Rheological Properties Optimization of the Suspensions for the Processing of Cordierite-Mullite Tapes. Minerals 2019, 9, 757.

Journal reference: Minerals 2019, 9, 757
DOI: 10.3390/min9120757

Abstract

The present study aimed at investigating the influence of the concentration of sodium silicate and sodium hexametaphosphate on the dispersion of an aqueous kaolinitic clay slurry regarding further use for the tape casting process. The zeta potential of the kaolinitic clay slurry matched the requirements for tape casting. The addition of magnesite in the kaolinitic slurries tended to increase the zeta potential towards the required limit values. Despite, the further addition of surfactants allowed improving the zeta potential in agreement with the tape casting conditions. Accordingly, the rheological behavior, under continuous and oscillatory flow conditions, of various mixtures of magnesite and a kaolinitic clay was studied. Regarding the pH and the zeta potential measurements, the E–F attraction prevailed at low pH value, and F–F or E–E attraction was predominant at high pH value. All slurries exhibited a shear thinning behavior, which was well-correlated by Herschel–Bulkley model. It appeared that the best stability for the kaolinitic clay slurries was obtained while using 0.4 mass% and 1.2 mass% of sodium hexametaphosphate and sodium silicate respectively. An increase in the magnesite concentration above 6 mass% led to a complex behavior with low cohesion energy due to the occurrence of soluble complexes.

Subject Areas

Kaolinitic clay; magnesite; slurries; Na silicate; Na hexametaphosphate; rheology

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