Refractory olivine bricks application from the Aǧla- Köyceǧiz (Turkey) dunite

ÇOLAK M., OYMAN T., Altun I., Pişkin Ö.

Proceedings of the 8th Conference and Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society, İstanbul, Turkey, 29 June - 03 July 2003, pp.1799-1802 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1799-1802
  • Keywords: Aǧla, Bricks, Dunite, Forsterite, Köyceǧiz, Kümaş, Olivine, Sintered magnesia, Turkey
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Suitability of the Aǧla-Köyceǧiz dunites for manufacturing olivine bricks was assessed by addition of the Kümaş fine sintered magnesia in 10, 20, 30 and 40% proportions. The average value of MgO for Aǧla dunites is around of 46wt.%. Magnesium sulphate was used as a chemical binder and gets good resistance to the mixes before firing. High Fe2O3 content of the Aǧla dunites help to sintering process. Addition of the sintered magnesia and magnesium sulphate to the mixes increases MgO/SiO2 ratio. Phase composition, bulk density and cold crushing results at 1625°C show that these mixes are not mature ceramic.