Production and Characterization of Glass-Ceramics From Waste Materials


  • Biljana Angjusheva Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University “St Cyril and Methodius” Rudjer Boskovic 16, Skopje



The fly ash, produced by power plant in Republic of Macedonia have been milled and sintered with addition of waste glass to obtain glass-ceramics. The physical, chemical and mechanical properties of fly ash and waste glass were determined. Through adequate sintering time and temperature, the glass-ceramic materials were manufactured. Chemical, physical and mechanical properties of the obtained composites were defined. The optimal composition of the composite was fly ash with the addition of 40% waste glass. Optimal sintering condition was 1000oC with 1h isothermal time at final temperature and heating rate of 10o/min. The addition of 40%wt of waste glass in the fly ashes increased the E-modulus from 4.24±1 to 30.55±2 GPa and increased the bending strength from 9.93±1 to 63.18±4 MPa Porosity of the compacts decreased from 44.34±3 to 14.32±2%. Investigation of durability of the produced systems did not show presence of any harmful elements in the obtained solution.
Owning to combination of the macroscopic appearance, microstructure, mechanical and thermal properties developed, dense materials could be used in the civil engineering.