EFFECT OF POROSITY ON THE SHRINKAGE BEHAVIOUR OF OLOKORO AND OTAMIRI
CLAY SINTER, PELLETS AND BRIQUETTES
C. I. Nwoye1 and C.N. Mbah2
The effect of porosity on the shrinkage behaviour of clay sinters, pellets and briquettes of different porosities has been investigated. The results of the investigation indicate that the porosity of pellets/briquettes play important role in controlling the shrinkage index of the pellets. Rupture resulting in catastrophic failure was observed to become very significant with increase in porosity, since increased porosity weakens the microstructure of moulded clay products.