Preparation and Characterization of Anorthite-Alumina Composites
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Anorthite powder prepared using sugar beet industry by-product and El-Tieh kaolin from Sinai, Egypt, was used to prepare anorthite-alumina composites. The physical and mechanical properties of the composites were studied as a function of the amount of added Al2O3. The phase composition and microstructure of composites containing various Al2O3 content (from 5 to 20 mass-%) were analysed. The results reveal that increases in Al2O3 content improve both the bulk density and the bending strength of the composite materials.
Keywordsanorthite alumina sugar beet composites
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