Usage of fired wall tile wastes into fireclay sanitaryware products

  • Baran TarhanEmail author


In the last decade, using the waste products generated in ceramic manufacturing has been one of the important issues. Reusing the waste products is not only an environmental responsibility but also a cost reduction issue. In this study, the possibility of using fired wall tile wastes as a raw material for sanitaryware fire clay compositions was investigated. Four sanitaryware fire clay compositions were prepared by adding fired wall tile waste (FWW) into the standard fireclay composition under industrial conditions at Canakkale Kalebodur Seramik San. A. S. The results showed that addition of FWW increased the strength and decreased the water absorption and thermal expansion coefficient of the fireclay products. The thermal expansion coefficient of the products can be controlled with the addition of FWW. High-temperature deformation decreased with the addition of FWW into the fireclay composition. It can be concluded that FWW can be used in the fireclay production compositions as a raw material.


Ceramic sanitaryware Waste management Fire clay Wall tile High-temperature deformation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fine Art Faculty, Ceramic DepartmentUsak University, Bir Eylul kampusuUsakTurkey

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