Effect of Ultrasound on the Precipitation of Hydrated Zinc Borate: 2ZnO center dot 3B(2)O(3)center dot 3.5H(2)Od

Gurbuz H., Taylan N., Bulutcu A. N.

13th International Workshop on Industrial Crystallization, Delft, Netherlands, 13 - 15 September 2006, pp.291-293 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Delft
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Page Numbers: pp.291-293
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Hydrated zinc borates have found commercial application as fire-retardants and smoke suppressants for various polymeric materials. Because of their anti-bacterial and anti-corrosive properties, they are also used in many other applications. Due to its relatively high dehydration temperature (about 290 degrees C), 2ZnO.3B(2)O(3)3.5H(2)O offers a significant advantage over other hydrated zinc borates and its worldwide annual production exceeds 10.000 metric tolls.