DEVELOPING LOW GLAZE RECIPE FOR EFFICIENT FUEL USE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Isah Hussaini Abubakar, Ezra Abubakar

Abstract


The concepts of sustainability and efficiency in ceramic practices is now becoming popular as evidenced by the numbers of cutting edge research into the use of sustainable fuel and firing technology as well as the adoption of reuse and recycling. This study reports on the development of low fired glaze using quadraxial blend of ash derived from maize cob, feldspar, and ball clay and glaze cullet. The developed glazed was fired in reduced kiln at atmosphere. Result of the firing indicated a reduction in fuel use, time of firing and exposure to gaseous pollutant and by extension a reduction in C02 emission. The result of the study clearly showed that, fuel efficiency and environmental sustainability is achievable using low fired glazes.


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