Evaluation of selected kaolins as raw materials for the Turkish cement and concrete industry

Aras, A.
Albayrak, M.
Arıkan, Mehmet Fırat
Sobolev, K.
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Turkey has a long tradition (starting with prehistoric civilizations) and experience in exploring for raw clay materials and processing them into ceramic products. Many of these products, such as tiles and sanitary ware, are manufactured for domestic and export markets. Kaolin is one of the raw materials of major importance for the ceramic and paper industry, as well as for a number of auxiliary applications. There is ongoing interest in applying kaolin in the construction industry as a raw material in the production of white cement clinker and as an artificial pozzolanic additive for concrete (in the form of metakaolin). This report presents results related to search, assessment and evaluation of available resources for advanced cement and concrete additives.</jats:p>


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Citation Formats
A. Aras, M. Albayrak, M. F. Arıkan, and K. Sobolev, “Evaluation of selected kaolins as raw materials for the Turkish cement and concrete industry,” Clay Minerals, pp. 233–244, 2007, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/28325.