Quartz is one of the most important minerals available on the earth’s surface. Quartz Powder can be used for mutiple industrial works.
In Glass Making: Rich quartz sand is used within the glass creating trade. Quartz sand is the central element of instrumentation glass, flat sheet, specialty glass, and fiberglass. Quartz is also used to make lenses for eyewear telescopes, microscopes, prisms, sensors, and different electronic and scientific instruments.
Quartz Powder as Abrasive: The high hardness of quartz, seven on the Mohs scale, makes it more durable than most alternative natural substances, perse it’s a wonderful abradant. Quartz powder and finely ground oxides are used for sandblasting, scouring cleansers, grinding media, and grit for sanding and sawing.
Quartz Powder for Slab Industry: Quartz Grains and Powder is also used for making artificial marble and artificial quartz slabs. We are making the best quality used in this industry since the beginning.
Other Uses of Quartz Powder: Quartz powder can be used as a filler in manufacturing rubber, paint, and putty. Screened and washed, rigorously sized quartz grains are used as filter media and roofing granules. Quartz Powder is used for traction within the railroad and mining industries. These sands are employed in recreation on golf courses, volleyball courts, baseball fields ,children’s sandboxes, and beaches.
Investigation of Fibers Reinforced Engineered Cementitious Composites Properties Using Quartz Powder
The use of cement, quartz powder, and silica fume can influence the workability of ECC mixes. These materials can absorb the water. However, the water absorption of cement and quartz powder is actually still much lower than silica fume. Admittedly, silica fume has a specific surface area of 15,000-30,000 m2/kg. Aside from that, the use of water in all ECC mixes is constant. Basically, all these conditions can cause the low workability of the ECC mixes. However, by adjusting the superplasticizer (SP) content for each mix, good consistency and workability of ECC mixtures can be achieved.
For the PVA fibers-based ECC, the quartz powder addition can increase the average compressive strength of 6.85% or the average strength ratio of 1.0685 for the ECC curing age of 28 days compared to the PVA fibers-based samples without quartz powder. On the other hand, for the steel fibers-based ECC, the addition of quartz powder can enhance the average compressive strength of 8.09% or the average strength ratio of 1.0809 compared to the steel fibers-based ECC samples without quartz powder. Finally, due to the addition of quartz powder on the PVA and steel fibers ECC samples, higher compressive strength was generated with the average strength ratio of 1.0747, compared to the FR-ECC samples without quartz powder.