Preparation of ceramic foam by simple casting process

Abd Rahman , Hamimah and Yap , Ching Guan (2007) Preparation of ceramic foam by simple casting process. In: International Conference on Engineering and Environment 2007 (ICEE 2007)., 10-11, May 2007, Phuket, Thailand.



A simple direct foaming and casting process using ovalbumin based aqueous slurries for fabricating alumina-zeolite ceramic foam was demonstrated. 50 to 90 vol.% of alumina was used with zeolite of clinoptilolite type. Meanwhile, yeast was used as pore former agent and ovalbumin as a binder to bind the particles and encouraging foam formation. A ceramic foam with 90 vol.% of alumina showed the highest porosity 65.09% and pore size up to 106 μm. The performance and utilization of these ceramic foams manufactured using this method may have a potential use in a range of applications including catalysis and filter.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:ceramic foam; yeast; ovalbumin; porosity; casting
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Materials Engineering and Design
ID Code:588
Deposited By:Mrs Hamimah Abd.Rahman
Deposited On:09 Mar 2011 11:55
Last Modified:29 Apr 2011 14:41

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