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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.


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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
Depositing User: Mrs Hamimah Abd.Rahman
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2011 03:55
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2019 04:06
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/588
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