tiles and vessels

How can we use the large amount of shapeless waste sands, containing different particles of the cutting materials, which come from a normal water jet cutting factory? Through experiments with porcelain, glass and the simulation of the sinking process I found out that those waste sands could be suitable in the porcelain industry. It can be added to the traditional porcelain-making process to make everyday vessels. Another characteristic of this mixture is the anti-slip property, which is very well suited as an additive in tiles for floors in sanitary areas. On walls, the metallic property can be used as a magnetic pinboard.

Every 3–4 months 4 tonnes of garnet sand are disposed per machine.
Chemical components of the waste sands:

Al2O3 20%
FeO 30%
SiO2 36%
MnO 1%
CaO 2%
MgO 6%

•        red when dry – black when fired
•        edged
•        sharp angle
•        slightly magnetic
•        translucent
•        contains no free chemicals
•        hardness: Mohs 6–8
•        melting point: 1250 °C

Manifest by Tian Pan

student:Tian Pan