Journal article

Feasibility of Using Lead-Zinc Tailings to Produce Environmentally Friendly Ceramisite

Hongtao Peng, Dong Wang, Massoud Sofi, Priyan Mendis, Zhiyuan Zhou, Junli Liu

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING | ASCE-AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS | Published : 2021

Abstract

There are large volumes of lead-zinc tailings (LZT) produced in China and elsewhere in the world. LZT disposal to the landfill is problematic and causes many environmental issues. The objective of this work is to demonstrate how LZT can be effectively used to produce ceramisite. The experimental results show that the LZT alone is not suitable for making ceramisite. When mixed with clay, it can be turned into ceramisite with ideal properties for building applications. The optimization test results reported herein show that priority order of factors affecting the compressive strength of cylinder samples is, in turn, sintering temperature (B)> sintering time (C) >LZT content (A). The order of f..

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