Sedimentation of clays prior to ceramic production

Özer M. , Arslan F. , Önal G.

Proceedings of the 8th Conference and Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society, İstanbul, Turkey, 29 June - 03 July 2003, pp.1439-1442 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1439-1442


Sedimentation of concentrated clays has always been difficult and taken long times due to their nature and having small particle sizes. Sedimentation behaviors of clay mixtures, taken from Kaiemaden A.Ş., prior to being used in the ceramic production, were investigated. The effects of pulp density, flocculant addition and ultrasonic treatment on the sedimentation of clays were examined and discussed in relation to their chemical and physical properties.