Clay mineral investigation of sediment in the northern region of Selangor / Mohd Tazul Akmal Mohd Talib

Mohd Talib, Mohd Tazul Akmal (2016) Clay mineral investigation of sediment in the northern region of Selangor / Mohd Tazul Akmal Mohd Talib. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.


Clay is the main material for a traditional ceramic manufacturing and is an integral raw material for some refractories. Because of its special characteristic clay has becomes, an important commodity for the world. Ceramic manufacturing is one of the largest industries in Malaysia. This situation happen related with the amount of ceramic raw materials itself that supports the development of the industry. Moreover the contribution by artist and researcher is one of the factors of this improvement. The development of clay was enhanced by the ceramic production whether large or small scale industries. Through appropriate study in conducting research and development on clay will enable ceramic artist, academician and university students to embark new sources of clay for ceramic production. Sabak Bernam is one of the areas in Selangor that has abundant sources of clay which can be utilized for ceramics industries, small and big. Recently, the areas are currently active with ceramic craft entrepreneur program. The craftsmen have been using the clay; despite little understanding the properties and characteristics. It is important to do basic physical laboratory test to establish a data bank which can be utilize by the entrepreneur. The objective of this research is to study the physical properties of the local clay through shrinkage, water absorption, modulus of rapture and mineral content tests. The test data will be compared with Sayong clay data, as to determine the similarities and differences. Therefore, the clay study will go through the process of ceramic fabricating by press mould technique to determine the performance of the clay. The result of the development of clay from Sabak Bernam will enhance the ceramic craft production specifically in that area. Hence, the clay will be commercial such as the existing clay in Malaysia.


Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Mohd Talib, Mohd Tazul AkmalUNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Art and Design
Item ID: 17850
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clay mineral; Sediment; Selangor



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