Chapter 18. The Efforts on Utilization of Borax Solid Wastes in Wall Tile Bodies

  1. Willam M. Carty
  1. Bekir Karasu1,
  2. Guray Kaya1,
  3. Himli Yurdakul2 and
  4. Arife Topkaya2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294796.ch18

Whitewares and Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 24, Issue 2

Whitewares and Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 24, Issue 2

How to Cite

Karasu, B., Kaya, G., Yurdakul, H. and Topkaya, A. (2008) The Efforts on Utilization of Borax Solid Wastes in Wall Tile Bodies, in Whitewares and Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 24, Issue 2 (ed W. M. Carty), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294796.ch18

Author Information

  1. 1

    Anadolu University, Turkey

  2. 2

    Dumlupinar University, Turkey

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375822

Online ISBN: 9780470294796

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Keywords:

  • mechanical;
  • deformation;
  • chemical composition;
  • crystalline;
  • pegmatite

Summary

Recycling attempts of many different kind of by-products or wastes released from various industrial branches are of importance. Kyrka borax deposits run by Etibank of Turkey, dumps considerable amounts of wastes with high B2O3 contents. A number of utilization studies on these wastes is still being carried out With the present study, which was conducted in industrial conditions, the wastes were incorporated into wall tile body recipe in various proportions as a replacement of pegmatite. It was determined that borax wastes could be used in wall tile body up to a certain level as a fluxing agent without deteriorating water absorption ability and mechanical strength of the bisque tile.