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Recycling of Marble Waste in the Manufacturing of Ceramic Roof Tiles

  • Sh. K. AminEmail author
  • S. A. El-Sherbiny
  • H. H. Abo-Almaged
  • M. F. Abadir
Conference paper

Abstract

Marble dust is the waste generated during the cutting process of marble blocks. Recycling that waste in the manufacture of ceramic products helps in reducing environmental pollution, lower the production cost, and also achieve sustainable development that saves sources of raw materials for future generations. This work aims at recycling marble dust waste in the manufacture of ceramic roofing tiles. This waste was added to a standard roof tile mix at different percentages up to 30% and fired at 1000 and 1150 °C for 3 h soaking time. Raw materials were characterized using XRD, XRF, true density, and particle size distribution. Fired tiles were investigated for their physical and mechanical properties. The results showed that 10% marble dust could be used in samples fired at 1000 °C for the production of ceramic roofing tiles that meet the American standard specifications.

Keywords

Marble waste Ceramic roofing tiles Sustainability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sh. K. Amin
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. A. El-Sherbiny
    • 2
  • H. H. Abo-Almaged
    • 3
  • M. F. Abadir
    • 2
  1. 1.Engineering Research Division, Chemical Engineering and Pilot Plant DepartmentNational Research Centre (NRC)Dokki, GizaEgypt
  2. 2.Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of EngineeringCairo UniversityGizaEgypt
  3. 3.Inorganic Chemical Industries and Mineral Resources Division, Ceramic and Building Materials DepartmentRefractories, National Research Centre (NRC)Dokki, GizaEgypt

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