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Geological and technological characterization of the permian sediments of the Passa Dois Group (Serra alta and Teresina formations) in São Paulo aiming its application in the ceramic industry

Grant number: 16/03055-9
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: June 01, 2016 - May 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Geology
Principal Investigator:Sergio Ricardo Christofoletti
Grantee:Sergio Ricardo Christofoletti
Host Institution: Instituto Florestal. Secretaria do Meio Ambiente (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers:Alessandro Batezelli ; Antenor Zanardo ; Carolina Del Roveri ; Rogers Raphael da Rocha


The ceramic tiles industry in the state of São Paulo is growing rapidly since the early 90, which consolidated the Polo Ceramic Santa Gertrudes as the second largest in the world with a production of 575.58 million m2 in 2014, accounting for 75% of national production of ceramic tiles. The great success to this growth comes from material originating from Corumbatai Formation material that has excellent quality, large volumes and good location. The research being developed aims to study the rocks of the Estrada Nova Formation (Teresina and Serra Alta) in the São Paulo state whit the aim of new sources of raw materials for the ceramic industry by strengthening the scientific and technological knowledge. (AU)

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