Utilization of metallurgical waste in fire-resistant material
ABOUT THE MUDFIRE RESEARCH PROJECT
Objectives of project include: (i) the development of a technology for conversion of red mud from the aluminium industry to a innovative refractory materials, (ii) pilot scale production of the materials and (iii) application of the produced materials into functional environment (ie. masonry).
MUDFIRE is a funded research project in the field of “Circular Economy: Recycling & reuse of building materials, secondary materials & mining waste, refractory materials from various kilns and processes, metallurgical processes, agro-industrial waste for secondary material production”.
The total duration of the project is estimated to be 30 months.
The innovation of the project lies
- in the development of value-added materials from industrial waste through methodological formulation of raw material
- in the fact that the developing materials will offer fire protection in constructions at low cost
- that a large-scale fire test will be carried out for measuring performance of the material in closer to real life conditions.