Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 32, Issue 7, pp 1775–1779 | Cite as

Glass-ceramic from sewage sludge ash



Glass-ceramic was produced by adding limestone to sewage sludge incinerated ash. Black glass was produced by melting a blended ash batch at 1450°C. For nucleation, this glass was reheated at 800°C for 1 h, and reheated at 1100°C for 2 h to form glass-ceramic. The main components of sewage sludge incinerated ash are SiO2 and Al2O3. Because small amounts of Fe2O3, sulfur and carbon are included, the addition of limestone alone can generate the crystal nucleant, FeS, to form anorthite (CaO·Al2O3·2SiO2) crystal. The glass-ceramic showed superior characteristics of high strength and acid resistance for use in construction materials.


Sewage Sludge Silicic Acid Steel Slag Silica Sand Acid Resistance 
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Authors and Affiliations

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  1. 1.Department of Inorganic ChemistryTokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology CentreKita-ku TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Environmental Plant Engineering DepartmentTsukishima Kikai Co. LtdChuo-ku TokyoJapan

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