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.
|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|
|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|
|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|