Home           Contact us           FAQs           
 
   Journal Page   |   Aims & Scope   |   Author Guideline   |   Editorial Board   |   Search
    Abstract
2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 03)
Article Information:

Mineralogy and Thermal Behaviour of the Kaolinitic Clay of LoutÚtÚ (Congo-Brazzaville)

J.M. Moutou, R. Mbedi, A. Elimbi, D. Njopwouo, J. Yvon, O. Barres and H.R. Ntekela
Corresponding Author:  Moutou Joseph-Marie 

Key words:  Kaolinitic clay, mineral composition, physical properties, thermal behavior, Winkler diagram, workability chart,
Vol. 4 , (03): 316-324
Submitted Accepted Published
2011 December, 06 2011 December, 26 2012 March, 01
Abstract:

The mineralogical and chemical composition and the technological properties of the raw material used by craftsmen of Loutete, locality in the south of Congo republic, for manufacturing fired bricks were characterized. The X-ray Diffraction, IR spectroscopy, ATD, ATG and AEG were used. The Atterberg limits and the particle size distribution were measured. The linear shrinkage, the water absorption, open porosity, apparent density and flexural strength of different bodies at temperatures from 800 to 1150║C were measured. The diffraction patterns of different bodies were registered. Kaolinite is the major clay mineral in this sample. The Winkler diagram and clay workability chart allowed to consider this material convenient for roof tiles manufacturing. The open porosity and the chemical composition are close to that of stoneware. The addition of sintering agent and shortening material are necessary for improving the technological properties in stoneware, floor and wall tiles.
Abstract PDF HTML
  Cite this Reference:
J.M. Moutou, R. Mbedi, A. Elimbi, D. Njopwouo, J. Yvon, O. Barres and H.R. Ntekela, 2012. Mineralogy and Thermal Behaviour of the Kaolinitic Clay of LoutÚtÚ (Congo-Brazzaville).  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 4(03): 316-324.
    Advertise with us
 
ISSN (Online):  2041-0492
ISSN (Print):   2041-0484
Submit Manuscript
   Current Information
   Sales & Services
   Contact Information
  Executive Managing Editor
  Email: admin@maxwellsci.com
  Publishing Editor
  Email: support@maxwellsci.com
  Account Manager
  Email: faisalm@maxwellsci.com
  Journal Editor
  Email: admin@maxwellsci.com
  Press Department
  Email: press@maxwellsci.com
Home  |  Contact us  |  About us  |  Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2009. MAXWELL Science Publication, a division of MAXWELLl Scientific Organization. All rights reserved