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Recycling of solid wastes into clay materials from a Greek university is looking for heavy clay ceramic industries

Country of origin:
Country: 
GREECE
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOGR20201203001
Published
03/12/2020
Last update
09/12/2020
Expiration date
10/12/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Materials, components and systems for construction
Ceramic Materials and Powders
Ceramics
Manufacture of construction materials, components and systems
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Summary

Summary: 
A laboratory of a Greek public university has developed an innovative technology for the valorisation of solid wastes into brick clays with improved thermal and noise insulating capabilities and low environmental footprint. The laboratory is looking for heavy clay ceramic industries. The type of partnership considered is commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Description

Description: 

A laboratory of a Greek public university is specializing to circular economy practices concerning industrial symbiosis matters such as innovation on solid and liquid waste valorization, and water and energy savings. Through their research, different types and proportions of inorganic and organic wastes tested as substitutes to the clay raw material used in the ceramic industry. They achieved the recovery of by-products and/or waste, of solid wastes through their incorporation into ceramic clay soils for the production of structural ceramic materials with advanced structure and low environmental footprint. Until now most of solid waste is difficult to be recycled and disposed. In most of the cases the resulting material could not deteriorate their physico-mechanical properties
The result of the process is on the one hand to dispose properly and safely these waste materials without deteriorating their physico-mechanical properties and on the other hand achieving special material structure which leads to improved thermal and noise insulating capabilities. A variety of solid wastes could be used (e.g. municipal sewage sludge, electric arc furnace dust, red mud, mill scale etc).
The laboratory would like to cooperate with heavy clay ceramic industries, in order to transfer the laboratory’s know-how and solve related issues. The type of partnership considered is commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Different types and proportions of inorganic and organic wastes tested as substitutes to the clay raw material used in the ceramic industry. The advantages of reuse/recycling of the different waste streams in the clay raw materials in terms of the final ceramic product are: -Quality and availability of the residues in case used on a large scale -Not deteriorate the physico-mechanical properties of the waste and waste by-products -Final ceramic products with the same or better performance compared to the original which leads to improved thermal and noise insulating capabilities -Environmentally acceptable final ceramic products causing no danger to human health. -Low raw material cost

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Available for demonstration

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The laboratory would like to cooperate with heavy clay ceramic industries, in order to transfer the laboratory’s know-how for the production of structural ceramic materials with advanced structure and low environmental footprint using solid waste. The type of partnership considered is commercial agreement with technical assistance.The partner could adopt the technology and produce the ceramic material from solid waste

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500