APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY:
For foundries and manufacturing
- Ceramic coated filters
- Glass modified filters
- Results in a stronger filter with improved friability
- Glass modified filters are stronger at room temperature without sacrificing high temperature properties
A team led by Michael Tucker of Berkeley Lab has developed ceramic coatings and glass additives to improve SiC-based filters for molten iron filtration. The Berkeley Lab technology overcomes the problem of low quality output when small filter pieces become entrained into cast metal parts.
STATUS: Patent pending. Available for licensing or collaborative research.
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: Bench scale prototype.
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REFERENCE NUMBER: WIB-2866