Chapter 21. Lithium: Applications in Ceramic Processing

  1. William M. Carty
  1. Charles Merivale

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294734.ch21

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 23, Issue 2

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 23, Issue 2

How to Cite

Merivale, C. (2002) Lithium: Applications in Ceramic Processing, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 23, Issue 2 (ed W. M. Carty), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294734.ch21

Author Information

  1. Amalgamet Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375778

Online ISBN: 9780470294734

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Keywords:

  • lithium;
  • ceramic processing;
  • chemical properties;
  • physical properties;
  • glass

Summary

This paper looks at lithium: its chemical and physical properties and where these have benefits to industry. The lithium ion is extremely active and has been used as a flux for many years. The paper will examine some current uses of lithium and the various commercial forms in which it is available, with a particular emphasis on glass and ceramic applications. Finally, the paper will explain how the TANCO mine in Canada produces spodumene. the most common commercial mineral source of lithium.