The efforts on utilization of Borax solid wastes in wall tile bodies

KARASU B., KAYA G., Yurdakul H., Topkaya A.

Whitewares and Materials, St.Louis, MO, United States Of America, 28 April - 01 May 2002, vol.24, pp.177 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 24
  • City: St.Louis, MO
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.177
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


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.