Effects of Waste Glass on the Compressive Strength of a Sintered Ceramic Tile

Shado A. S.*, Aliu E. T.**
*-** Department of Glass and Ceramic Technology, School of Science and Computer Studies, Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria.
Periodicity:July - September'2021
DOI : https://doi.org/10.26634/jms.9.2.18358


This paper presents an experimental study on the properties and on the durability of ceramic tiles containing glass wastes. Several ceramic tile mixes possessing a target mean compressive strength of 20 MPa were prepared with 25%, 50% and 75% glass replacement by ceramic powder. A clay mix with silica sand and waste glass was prepared as a ceramic mix aggregate. The mechanical and durability performance of glass waste based ceramic tiles was assessed by means of mechanical tests, water performance and also bulk density tests. Results obtained showed that the produced ceramic tiles with partial replacement by ceramic powder, although has minor strength loss, possess increased durability performance as waste glass powder increases. Results also show that ceramic admixtures with waste glass aggregates perform better than the control ceramic mixtures concerning compressive strength and capillarity water absorption. The partial replacement of ceramic powders with waste glass in ceramic tile production helps to lower maturation temperature with a view to reduce the cost of production of these ceramic products.


Ceramic Tiles, Waste Glass, Recycling, Durability, Water Absorption, Compressive Strength.

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Shado, A. S., and Aliu, E. T. (2021). Effects of Waste Glass on the Compressive Strength of a Sintered Ceramic Tile. i-manager's Journal on Material Science , 9(2), 12-18. https://doi.org/10.26634/jms.9.2.18358


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