Coke breeze

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Lightweight cinder powder produced by burning coke or charcoal. Breeze is composed of tiny hollow spheres (cenospheres) produced when the outside of the burning fuel particles are carbonized before the volatile gases can escape. Coke breeze is used as a filler in breeze concrete.

Synonyms and Related Terms

breeze; cenosphere

Additional Information

J.Winter, "The Characterization of Pigments Based on Carbon" Studies in Conservation, 28:49-66, 1983.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996