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Centrifugally cast glass-ceramic pipe from mining and processing wastes.
Tuscaloosa, AL: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 8910, 1984 Jan; :1-29
The Bureau of Mines has researched the utilization of mining and processing wastes as raw materials for the production of glass-ceramic pipe. Characterization of various wastes as to occurrence and chemical composition is reported. A computer program was developed and used to identify waste materials and mixes that would result in glass melts from which glass-ceramics could be produced after cooling and subsequent heat treatments. The production of abrasion-resistant pipe from inexpensive and readily available domestic resources could offer an economical substitute for high-alloy steels containing the critical and strategic materials cobalt and chromium. Research at the Tuscaloosa Research Center is carried out under a memorandum of agreement between the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the University of Alabama.
Ceramic-pipes; Casting; Computer-programs; Abrasion-resistance
IH; Report of Investigations
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Tuscaloosa, AL: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 8910
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