WATER FILTER CANDLE

WATER FILTER CANDLE
Detail:
Product: Process to manufacture water filter candles.
Application: The candle can be fitted to various domestic containers for getting potable water.
Feature: The process consists of grinding china clay of the body mix containing materials like insulated brick powder, quartz, feldspar, calcite etc., along with organic materials, preparation of casting slip and then casting the candles in moulds of desired shapes. The candles are dried under sun and then fired at temp. 950o-1100oC.
Commercialisation: Commercialised.
Economy 100 candles/day.
Investment: Rs. 7 lakh.
Equipment: Ball mill, blunger, sieves and wood/coal?fired updraft kiln or electric/oil-fired kiln.
Raw materials: China clay, plastic ball clay, quartz, feldspar, calcite, and organic materials as pore formers.
Institute: Regional Research Laboratory, Jorhat, Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute.
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