Interceram - International Ceramic Review

, Volume 65, Issue 7, pp 41–46 | Cite as

Evaluation of Refractory Performance of Basic Castables Containing Magnesium-Aluminate Sol-Gel Coatings on Graphite

  • P. Das
  • S. BasuMallick
  • P. Maity
  • S. Palit
  • S. Ghosh
  • S. MukhopadhyayEmail author
Review Papers


A study was conducted to compare the properties of carbon-containing basic castables that incorporated graphite with and without a magnesium! aluminate sol-gel coating. A thin sol-gel coating of magnesium aluminate spinel was prepared from inexpensive precursors. The castable batch containing hydrophilic coated graphite required less water (9.5 mass-%) for mixing than the uncoated graphite (12.5 mass-%). Basic cartable containing coated graphite showed better retention of graphite mside its refractory matrix. Consequently, slag corrosion and penetration resistance were noticeably improved in the coated graphite sample. X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and investigation of physical properties were performed on the castables at different temperatures to confirm the benefits of spinel-coated graphite.


basic castable graphite sol-gel coating slag corrosion spinel (MgAl2O4


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Das
    • 1
  • S. BasuMallick
    • 1
  • P. Maity
    • 1
  • S. Palit
    • 1
  • S. Ghosh
    • 1
  • S. Mukhopadhyay
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Dept. of Chemical Technology (Ceram. Eng. Div.)University of CalcuttaKolkata-9India

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