Utilizing of borax solid wast es in roof tile and brick bodies

KAYA G., KARASU B., Karacaoglu E.

Sohn International Symposium on Advanced Processing of Metals and Materials, California, United States Of America, 27 - 31 August 2006, pp.535-537 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: California
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.535-537
  • Keywords: borax solid wastes, utilizing, roof file and brick bodies, recycling, characterization, PORTLAND-CEMENT PRODUCTION, CONCENTRATOR WASTES, COMPANY, GLAZES
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Boron minerals are widely employed in various fields such as ceramic, glass, cement, metallurgy, etc. Although boron deposits of the world are limited, the production level of boron-based products is continuously increased. Turkiye possesses approximately 73% of total world boron resources. Etibor Kirka Borax Company of Turkiye produces tincal concentrates and borax pentahydratcs. During such productions considerable amounts of concentration and derivation wastes appear. Having considered the increased rate of production it is quite obvious that the level of relevant wastes will also be raised. With this study it was aimed to utilize these wastes in roof tile and brick bodies and to convert them into a form environmentally and human friendly. Newly produced products were undergone to several standard tests for the determination of their shrinkage, water absorption, strength values and coloring parameters. Additionally, micro structural studies were conducted.