Recycling/disposal issues of refractories

James P. Bennett, M. Abbot Maginnis

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The U.S. Bureau of Mines' Tuscaloosa Research Center is conducting a review of the use of different types of refractories, current industrial practices used to recycle/dispose of them, and future concerns associated with them. Landfill has been and remains the disposal means of choice for used refractory liners. Issues such as environmental regulations, products stewardship programs, concerns over landfill disposal, and future liability have brought about increased emphasis for recycling or alternate use of these materials. Information on refractory consumption and the issues associated with recycling or disposing of used materials will be discussed, including current recycling practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-141
Number of pages15
JournalCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1995
EventProceedings of the Fall Meeting on Refractory Ceramics and Basis Science Divisions - Louisville, KY, USA
Duration: Sep 25 1994Sep 28 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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