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J Hazard Mater. 2008 May 30;153(3):1270-4. Epub 2007 Sep 29.

Reuse of incinerator bottom and fly ashes to obtain glassy materials.

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  • 1Dipartimento di Ingegneria dei Materiali e dell'Ambiente, Universit√† di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Via Vignolese 905, 41100 Modena, Italy.


Bottom and fly ashes coming from the urban wastes incineration represent a by-product nowadays landfilled. By mixing different amount of these residues with others inert materials, such as glass cullet and feldspar waste, two vitrifiable mixtures are tailored. Glasses, obtained by means of vitrification process, are chemically stable with low leachability of contaminants and show comparable properties to those of commercial soda-lime glasses. Moreover, from the thermal and mechanical characterisation the tendency of these glasses to crystallise, for their transformation into glass-ceramic materials, has been evidenced.

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