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Effect of starch addition on microstructure and strength of ball clay membrane

Mohamed Bazin, Maisarah and Zaidan, Nurhanna and Ahmat, Muhd. Amirudin and Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi and Ahmad, Norhayati (2014) Effect of starch addition on microstructure and strength of ball clay membrane. Jurnal Teknologi (Sciences and Engineering), 69 (9). pp. 117-120. ISSN 0127-9696


Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.11113/jt.v69.3408


The use of starch as pore-forming agent is one of the frequently used methods to produce porous ceramics membrane with controlled microstructure (porosity and pore size) because corn starch are cheap, non- toxic and environmental friendly. A membrane with the mixture 0-35 wt% of corn starch and ball clay were prepared by compaction process and sintered at 1200°C. Thermal analysis has been done to identify the minimum sintering temperature for ball clay. The sintered membranes show the range value of shrinkage is 4.5-22.76% and apparent porosity of 9.14-31.83% depending on the starch content. The pore structures were analyzed by FESEM. The strength of sintered samples was tested by 3-point bending test. The flexural strength reduced from 21-7 MPa. These clay membrane are promising porous ceramic structure for water filtration applications due to their excellent combination physical and mechanical properties.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:ball clay, ceramic membranes, corn starch, apparent porosity, flexural strength
Subjects:T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Divisions:Petroleum and Renewable Energy Engineering
ID Code:52562
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:01 Feb 2016 03:51
Last Modified:19 Sep 2018 05:09

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