ARCILLA CERAMIC TECHNOLOGY


ARCILLA CERAMIC TECHNOLOGY

Since its inception, Arcilla Research has been committed to caring for the environment in a positive way. ARCILLA Ceramic Technology was the first unit set up by Arcilla Research to exploit its new technology, focusing especially on the use of secondary materials. Initial work was centred on the use of fly-ash and harbour sludge, however, during the decade of its existence, ARCILLA has gained experience in exploring the potential utilization of a large number of ‘waste’ materials.

From Waste to Product
ARCILLA Ceramic Technology is convinced that ‘above-ground’ resources can be recycled into useful and safe products for building and other industries. Such a course of action not only makes economic sense, but the alternative – dumping – can no longer be seen as a viable choice. With current costs for ‘controlled’ storage of waste soaring, and cross-border transport legally restricted, safe utilisation is the only alternative.

Secondary Materials and their Source
The quantities of waste being produced today are vast and continuing to grow. The materials shown below represent a partial listing of waste products that have been explored by ARCILLA for utilisation.

 

 

Incineration Manufacturing Natural Fibres Hazardous
Coal Fly Ash Rubber Coir Fibre and Pith Contaminated Earth
Brown Coal Ash Newspaper Flax / Flax Waste Breaker Sand (Rubble)
FGD GypsumProduct Paper Waste Sisal Hemp Concrete Rubble
Volcanic Ash Brick Rubble Abaca Blue Sinter (Cobalt)
Municipal Waste Ash Glass Rami Industrial Waste
Peat Ash Plastic Horse Hair
Aqueous
Estuarine Slip
Agriculture Forestry Mine Tailings River Silt
Rice Husk and Straw Wood Chips Coal Mine Tailings Canal Sludge
Wheat Husk and Straw Tree Bark Bauxite Red Mud Sewer Sludge
Cereal Grain Straws Iron wood Rami Laterite Earth Water Purification
Rape SeedStraw Ash Bamboo Slate and Shale
Peanut Shell Miscanthus Granite Industrial
Coffee Husk Elephant Grass Apatite Phospho-Gypsum
Sugar Cane Bagasse Horsetail Grass Copper Mine Tailings Steel Mill Residues
Tobacco Plant Reeds and Grasses Limestone Furnace Slag
Soybean Waste Lawn Mowings Quartz Sand Microsilicia
Ceramic Debris