Chapter 15. Use of Turkish Pumice in Stoneware Formulations

  1. Willam M. Carty
  1. Alpagut Kara and
  2. Ozlem Ozcan

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294796.ch15

Whitewares and Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 24, Issue 2

Whitewares and Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 24, Issue 2

How to Cite

Kara, A. and Ozcan, O. (2003) Use of Turkish Pumice in Stoneware Formulations, in Whitewares and Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 24, Issue 2 (ed W. M. Carty), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294796.ch15

Author Information

  1. Anadolu University, Turkey

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375822

Online ISBN: 9780470294796

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Keywords:

  • formulation;
  • characterization;
  • transmission electron microscopy;
  • crystalline;
  • vitrification

Summary

The results are reported of an investigation into use of pumice as an alternative economic fluxing agent in stoneware formulations. Pumice was obtained from two different regions in Turkey and added to a standard stoneware formulation instead of feldspar. Following shaping by slip casting, the vitrification behavior of the representative specimens was examined over a range of firing temperatures. A suitable glaze for the optimum formulation was also developed and applied. Moreover, a detailed characterization of the resultant microstructures was achieved using XRD and SEM techniques. It was concluded that pumice has potential use in stoneware formulations.