Development of a Thermal Energy Storage Pressed Plate Ceramic Based on Municipal Waste Incinerator Bottom Ash and Waste Clay

Abstract : Pressed plates ceramics made of gross-milled bottom ashes and waste clay, were made using technologies available in the building bricks and tiles industry, to ease production upscaling at low-cost. These sintered ceramics are intended for use as a high-temperature thermal energy storage material. They represent an alternative to the waste-based petrurgic ceramics previously developed for this application. Post-treated incinerator bottom ashes from a commercial incinerator were collected, characterized and processed to form ceramic materials, using clay as a binder. Ashes were milled, dried, and mixed with various amounts of an illitic clay (produced as washing mud by a quartz quarry in proportions from 20 to 70% dry weight) prior to uniaxial pressing (12 × 5 × 1 cm slabs) and firing at various temperatures, ranging from 1050 to 1125 °C. The sintered samples have been characterized in terms of volumic mass, mechanical strength, thermal capacity and thermal conductivity. Their mineral structure has also been studied. The resulting sintered ceramics exhibit relatively high mechanical resistance and low thermal conductivity, along with moderate volumic mass. These properties allow envisioning the use as filler material for thermocline thermal storage systems (structured beds), and could be interesting for further work regarding applications in the construction field (bricks, tiles, pavements…).
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N. Lopez Ferber, Doan Pham Minh, Q. Falcoz, A. Meffre, N. Tessier-Doyen, et al.. Development of a Thermal Energy Storage Pressed Plate Ceramic Based on Municipal Waste Incinerator Bottom Ash and Waste Clay. Waste and Biomass Valorization, Springer, VAN GODEWIJCKSTRAAT 30, 3311 GZ DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS, In press, ⟨10.1007/s12649-019-00629-6⟩. ⟨hal-02064155⟩

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