Sand Preparation

Improvement of water quality for sand preparation.

Water plays an important role in the process of mixing sand with bentonite, in non-permanent moulding process in foundry.

This project aims to determine the best water composition to be used in the mixture of sand with bentonite, thus improving the effect of bentonite and increasing the process efficiency.

The project started in October 2016 and was concluded in February 2017.

The project leaders - Clariant, in cooperation with Sakthi Portugal, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, and CITNM - are making arrangements for the next phase.