PENGARUH PENAMBAHAN KOMPOSISI ABU BAMBU TERHADAP SIFAT FISIK KERAMIK BERBAHAN DASAR KAOLIN
Utilization of bamboo waste, especially ash from the combustion is rarely found as well as ceramic tile that made from agricultural waste. This experiment of making ceramics from agrowaste-bamboo used various composition. The composition of this making the ceramics is 30%, 40%, 50% and 60% of bamboo ash. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of bamboo ash composition on the physical characteristics of ceramic which is called density. The bamboo ash with a size of 100 microns was selected for testing. Sintering technique carried out at a temperature of 700Â°C to this kaolin based ceramic. Testing is done by using the Archimedes method. The addition of bamboo ash composition than caolin to produce lower density structures with the highest value 2.261885321 g/cmá¶Ÿ and the lowest is 2.195299124 g/cmá¶Ÿ. These results indicate that the addition of bamboo ash composition having an effect on the physical characteristics of ceramics.
Keywords: Ceramics, Agrowaste, Bamboo Ash, Sintering, Kaolin.