Chapter 19. Evaluation of Etybank-Kirka Borax Solid Wastes of Turkey in Wall Tile Glazes

  1. Willam M. Carty
  1. Bekir Karasu,
  2. Guray Kaya and
  3. Ruhiye Kozulu

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294796.ch19

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. and Kozulu, R. (2003) Evaluation of Etybank-Kirka Borax Solid Wastes of Turkey in Wall Tile Glazes, 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.ch19

Author Information

  1. Anadolu 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:

  • borax deposits;
  • concentrated;
  • body-glaze;
  • physical;
  • ceramic

Summary

Borax, as a raw material, has a wide range of application in both the ceramic and glass industry. Turkey is fortunate to have an abundant supply of borax deposits. In Turkey, even the borax solid wastes produced during the ore preparation stage require utilization. Therefore, in this study, boron oxide rich concentrated wastes from one of the Turkey's major borax companies was investigated to determine its potential as a raw material in wall tile glazes. Testing was carried out on the body-glaze fit, coloring values, and physical properties. It was concluded that the relevant wastes could easily be used in wall tile glazes without causing undesired consequences.