Optimizing the Lightweight Ceramic Proppants Properties

Paweł Wiśniewski , Joanna Szymańska , Marcin Małek , Jarosław Mizera


The paper presents results of sintering proppants parameters and its influence on light ceramic proppants obtained by the mechanical granulation method. The proppants were prepared basing on a ceramic composition consisting of three raw materials such as kaolin, clay and bauxite mixed with poly(vinyl alcohol) binder with a molecular weight 26000 g/mol and hydrolysis degree of 88%, added in amount of 5 wt% with respect to the powder. Sintering temperature range oscillated between 1200 and 1225°C, kiln rotations were 1-2 rpm. Sintered proppants were characterized in compliance with PN-EN ISO 13503-2 norm and bulk density, sphericity coefficient, turbidity, solubility in acids and scanning electron microscopy observations have been estimated. The results demonstrated that sintering temperature and kiln rotation have an essential effect of the proppants parameters.
Author Paweł Wiśniewski ZPM
Paweł Wiśniewski,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Joanna Szymańska ZPM
Joanna Szymańska,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Marcin Małek ZPM
Marcin Małek,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Jarosław Mizera ZPM
Jarosław Mizera,,
- Division of Materials Design
Journal seriesActa Physica Polonica A, ISSN 0587-4246
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.3
URL http://yadda.icm.edu.pl/yadda/element/bwmeta1.element.bwnjournal-article-appv129n4020kz?q=fd4aac59-ca4f-4e92-b9c5-5dd125a7f011$1&qt=IN_PAGE
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score [Punktacja MNiSW] = 15.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) [Punktacja MNiSW (2013-2016)] = 15.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor [Impact Factor WoS]: 2016 = 0.469 (2) - 2016=0.489 (5)
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