Chapter 54. Working with Ceramic Slurries

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Katwen Wu and
  2. Phil M. Hargus

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313916.ch54

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 1/2

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Wu, K. and Hargus, P. M. (1994) Working with Ceramic Slurries, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313916.ch54

Author Information

  1. A.B. Chance Co. Parkersburg, WV 26101

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375129

Online ISBN: 9780470313916

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Keywords:

  • ceramic processes;
  • optimum ceramic slurries;
  • specific gravity;
  • mixing speed;
  • manufacturing environment

Summary

In many ceramic processes, preparation of optimum ceramic slurries becomes the first critical step. Some significant factors in processing ceramic slurries include specific gravity, viscosity, pH value, mixing speed and time, and temperature of the slurries. Several equations have been derived to be used for precisely adjusting specific gravities, and techniques are proposed to consistently measure the viscosity of thixotropic ceramic slurries in a manufacturing environment.