mullite


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to mullite: kyanite, corundum, cordierite

mullite

(ˈmʌlaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a colourless mineral consisting of aluminium silicate in orthorhombic crystalline form: used as a refractory. Formula: Al6Si2O13
[from island of Mull]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
* Metal, special alloys and mining materials trading (mullite, kyanite, chrome sand, zircon sand ...
In summary, alumino-silicates (mullite) of 60% alumina content may be feasible to reclaim.
The semiquantitative X-ray diffraction analysis of fly ash, by the reference intensity ratio method, showed that mullite constitutes more than 50% of the mineralogical composition.
Fibrous mullite, a nonasbestos aluminium silicate, fibrous silica and muscovite were detected, confirming a technically successful analysis.
The main crystal phase of bauxite is composed of corundum and mullite. The Mohs hardness of corundum and mullite are 9 and 6.5, respectively [15].
According to a new market report published by Credence Research Inc., Kiln Furniture Market by Material Type (Silicon Carbide, Cordierite, Mullite, Alumina and Others), by End Use Industries (Ceramic, Electronics/Electrical, Energy, Automotive and others) - Growth, Opportunities, Share & Competitive Analysis, 2016 2023, the worldwide kiln furniture market was valued at US$ 431.40 Mn in 2015.
[USPRwire, Tue Dec 05 2017] According to a new market report published by Credence Research Inc., "Kiln Furniture Market by Material Type (Silicon Carbide, Cordierite, Mullite, Alumina and Others), by End Use Industries (Ceramic, Electronics/Electrical, Energy, Automotive and others)" - Growth, Opportunities, Share & Competitive Analysis, 2016 -- 2023", the worldwide kiln furniture market was valued at US$ 431.40 Mn in 2015.
The presence of mullite was not evident within its microstructural composition, suggesting that the firing temperature of the ceramic (from where the chamotte comes) was lower than 1000[grados]C, most likely coming from masonry pieces.