Effect of Fly Ash on the Physical Properties of Illite-Based Ceramics
Tomáš Húlan and Ján Ondruška
Materials Research Foundations Vol. 130
Publication Date 2022, 148 Pages
Print ISBN 978-1-64490-206-6 (release date October 5 2022)
ePDF ISBN 978-1-64490-207-3
The book investigates the potential use of fly ash as a secondary raw material. Emphasis is placed on the effects of the admixture of power plant fly ash from lignite combustion on the properties of ceramic bodies in the building industry.
Illite-Based Ceramics, Power Plant Fly Ash, Drying Process, Particle Size, Particle Morphology, Heavy Metals, Mineral Compositions, Microstructure, Differential Thermal Analysis, XRD Analysis, Bulk Density, Water Absorption, Porosity, Pore Distribution, Thermal Diffusivity, Internal Friction, Hardness, Mechanical Strength, Flexural Strength
About the Authors
Dr. Húlan is working as an associate professor at the Department of Physics, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia. At the same institution, he graduated in physics of materials and also completed his Ph.D. (2016). He has been working in the field of clay-based ceramic materials with a focus on the processes occurring during thermal treatment, including their kinetics, microcracking, and phase transitions. He has been involved in funded projects dedicated to the reuse of waste materials, the development of anorthite ceramics, and glass-ceramic glazes in the capacity of a principle and co-investigator. Dr. Húlan published over 40 journal articles and conference publications that received over 140 citations to these publications.
Dr. Ondruška is working as an associate professor at the Department of Physics, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia. He graduated in the teaching of physics and informatics (2007), and completed his Ph.D. (2011) at the same institution. The main focus of scientific activity is in condensed matter physics and acoustics, specializing in mechanical, electrical, and thermophysical properties of materials. He specializes in the study of the DC and AC electrical conductivity of ceramic materials in the temperature range of 25 – 1200 °C and the study of the mechanical and thermophysical properties of ceramic and building materials.