Evaluation of the potential use of Monchique nepheline syenite for incorporation in ceramic industry

Joaquim Simão, António Carlos Galhano, Catarina Vicente

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Abstract

The nepheline syenite of Monchique (Portugal) is a well know n Portuguese Dimension Stone.This work presents the potential of this rock to the ceramic industry.
Due to its high alumina and alkalis content, nephelinesyenite can be used as a feldspar substitute.Today, isolated feldspars are the minerals used in the ceramic industry. Alumina is used as a stabilizer, promoting the durability of the materials by increasing the resistance and alkalis content works as fluxing agent, reducing burning temperature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvaluation of the potential use of Monchique nepheline syenite for incorporation in ceramic industry
PublisherPortugal International Mining Business & Investment Summit, PIMBIS 2016, Raw Materials University Day
Pages1
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2016

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