Chapter 19. Recycling/Disposal Issues of Refractories
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1995 The American Ceramic Society
A Collection of Papers Presented at the 96th Annual Meeting and the 1994 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Refractory Ceramics/Basic Science: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 1
How to Cite
Bennett, J. P. and Magennis, M. A. (2008) Recycling/Disposal Issues of Refractories, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 96th Annual Meeting and the 1994 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Refractory Ceramics/Basic Science: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 1 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314616.ch19
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1995
Print ISBN: 9780470375341
Online ISBN: 9780470314616
- environmental regulations;
- product stewardship programs;
- landfill disposal;
- future liability
The U.S. Bureau of Mines' Tuscaloosa Research Center is conducting a review of the use of different types of refractories, current industrial practices used to recycle/dispose of them, and future concerns associated with them. Landfill has been and remains the disposal means of choice for used refractory liners. Issues such as environmental regulations, product stewardship programs, concerns over landfill disposal, and future liability have brought about increased emphasis for recycling or alternate use of these materials. Information on refractory consumption and the issues associated with recycling or disposing of used materials will be discussed, including current recycling practices.