Preparation and Characterization of Anorthite-Alumina Composites

  • S. M. NagaEmail author
  • H. F. El-Maghraby
  • A. A. Aly
High-Performance Ceramics


Anorthite powder prepared using sugar beet industry by-product and El-Tieh kaolin from Sinai, Egypt, was used to prepare anorthite-alumina composites. The physical and mechanical properties of the composites were studied as a function of the amount of added Al2O3. The phase composition and microstructure of composites containing various Al2O3 content (from 5 to 20 mass-%) were analysed. The results reveal that increases in Al2O3 content improve both the bulk density and the bending strength of the composite materials.


anorthite alumina sugar beet composites 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ceramic DepartmentNational Research CentreGizaEgypt
  2. 2.Delta Sugar CompanyKafr El-ShaikhEgypt

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