Chapter 6. Environment Conscious Ceramics (Ecoceramics)

  1. Todd Jessen and
  2. Ersan Ustundag
  1. M. Singh

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294635.ch6

24th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 4

24th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 4

How to Cite

Singh, M. (2000) Environment Conscious Ceramics (Ecoceramics), in 24th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 4 (eds T. Jessen and E. Ustundag), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294635.ch6

Author Information

  1. Dynacs Engineering Company Inc MS 106–5, Ceramics Branch NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH 44135

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375693

Online ISBN: 9780470294635

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Keywords:

  • environment conscious ceramics;
  • wood wastes;
  • carbonaceous;
  • silicon carbide;
  • polymer binders

Summary

Environment conscious ceramics (Ecoceramics) are a new class of materials, which can be produced with renewable natural resources (wood) or wood wastes (wood sawdust). Silicon carbide-based ecoceramics have been fabricated by reactive infiltration of carbonaceous preforms by molten silicon or silicon-refractory metal alloys. These carbonaceous preforms have been fabricated by pyrolysis of solid wood bodies at 1000°C. The fabrication approach, microstructure, and mechanical properties of Sic-based ecoceramics are presented. Ecoceramics have tailorable properties and behave like ceramic materials manufactured by conventional approaches.