Utilization of Waste Glass in Clay Brick.
Trans Soc Min Eng AIME 1974 Dec; 256(4):303-306
As part of the Bureau of Mines program in recovery and utilization of secondary materials, a brickmaking process substituting waste glass for up to 70 pct of the clay was developed. Substitution of waste glass for 50 pct of the clay reduced sintering temperature from 2,150 deg to 1,650 deg f, a reduction that could result in the conservation of significant amounts of fuel or provide a 30-pct increase in production without additional fuel requirement. A pilot plant was operated for a short time, producing 2,000 bricks of the 70 pct glass-30 pct clay composition. These bricks were utilized to construct a demonstration project at the Tuscaloosa Bureau of Mines facility.
Trans. Soc. Min. Eng., AIME, V. 256, No. 4, December 1974, PP. 303- 306