Nanomaterials for Applications in Refractory Materiais

  • Álvaro Niedersberg Correia Lima
  • Diogo Kramer Topolski


Refractories based on nanostructured materials are emergent technological products in several applications in the steel and cement industries. To better understand the nanostructured materials in refractories applications this chapter shows a general perspective of the use of these materials in industrial refractories. Refractories research and development based on conventional technical concepts and techniques seem to have been conducted exhaustively. If refinement of refractory technology is to be expected, the introduction of new technologies is indispensable. Nanostructured materials improve several properties of refractory materials like mechanical resistance, thermal conductive, carbon oxidation protection.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Álvaro Niedersberg Correia Lima
    • 1
  • Diogo Kramer Topolski
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Engenharia de MateriaisUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil

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