Preparation And Characterization Of Ceramic Sponge For Water Filter
M. S. Sharmiwati, R. M. Mizan, A. B. Noorhelinahani
Index Terms: ceramic foam, ceramic replication method, ceramic sponge method
Abstract: This paper studies the effect of various polymeric sponge and solid loadings on the properties of ceramic sponge. The study was based on four different polymeric sponge pore size ppi (pore per inch) with pore sizes ranging from 30 until 100 ppi. The polymeric sponge was impregnated in ceramic slurry with solid loading ranging from 20 to 60 wt.%. Effects of polymeric sponge and solid loading quantity were evaluated based on porosity, density and mechanical properties of resulted ceramic sponge. The ideal temperature for sintering is 1250°C where the highest density and porosity are 0.83499 g/m³ and 69.965%. The maximum compressive strength that produces from ceramic sponge is 0.276324 MPa at 60 wt% solid loading.
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