Sedimentation of clays prior to ceramic production

Ozer M. , Arslan F., Onal G.

EURO CERAMICS VIII, PTS 1-3, pp.1439-1442, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

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  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : EURO CERAMICS VIII, PTS 1-3
  • 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 Kalemaden A.S., 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.