Special Issue "Recent Progress in Sustainable Clay Ceramics"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
Interests: recovery; waste; bricks; mortars; geopolymers; concretes; composites; ceramic materials; construction materials; sustainability; synthesis; processing; characterization
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Despite the spectacular progress in the knowledge and development of materials in recent years, technological challenges remain that require increasingly sophisticated and specialized materials. Clay ceramics have many advantages over other materials due to their high resistance to wear and corrosion. Improvements in clay ceramics are produced by the addition of new materials, which, due to the optimization of some of their better properties, meet the requirements imposed on their use. Since clay ceramic materials are a class of products that has a significant environmental impact from its manufacture to its disposal, the incorporation of by-products or waste as component elements of compositions can lead to a new generation of materials. This is a unique opportunity through which it is possible to improve the properties of ceramic materials constituting a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution that also offers possibilities in terms of optimizing the technical performance and efficiency of production processes approaching the concept of circular economy. Therefore, clay ceramic materials must incorporate criteria of environmental sustainability, such as high energy efficiency, durability, recovery capacity, renewable resources, use of clean technology, and waste recovery.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews that focus on progress in clay ceramics due to the application of new processes or the incorporation into the ceramic structure of certain unusual elements or compounds, which cause profound variations in properties, are all welcome.
Dr. Dolores Eliche Quesada
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- ceramic materials
- technical ceramics
- waste recycling