Research conducted to obtain glass-ceramic materials from abandoned mine waste

phys.org | 6/22/2018 | Staff
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Research shows that abandoned mine waste can be transformed into glass-ceramic materials, and at a cheaper cost compared to traditional composite materials. This waste, located in open-air tanks, could be used to cover facades or as flooring for areas with high usage levels, such as supermarkets.

Professor in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry of the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Manuel Jordán Vidal, is taking part in research that has shown that abandoned mine waste can be transformed into glass-ceramic materials, and at a cheaper cost compared to traditional composite materials. This waste, located in open-air tanks with no use, could be used to cover facades or as flooring for areas with high usage levels, such as supermarkets. The study was recently published in the scientific journal Material Letters (Elsevier).

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