Adding TiO2 can boost performance of magnesia-chrome bricks

By Laura Syrett
Published: Saturday, 26 September 2015

Pretoria study aimed to prolong brick life as findings show densifying bricks with TiO2 can reduce wear, which could be a new market for struggling minsands.

Adding small amounts of titanium dioxide (TiO2) to magnesia-chrome bricks can noticeably enhance the performance of these refractory lining materials, delegates at the 14th Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (UNITECR) in Vienna, Austria, heard in September.

Delphin Mulange, a researcher at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, explained how...

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