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Research Article

Natural Zeolite: A Coast-Effective Anatase Stabilizer in Glass-Ceramic Glaze

Ghafarinazari A1,2*, Amiri E1, Karbassi M3 and Soroor M1

1Research and Development Group, Loabiran Glaze Company, Shiraz, Iran

2Department of Biotechnology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

3Department of Materials Engineering Science and Research Branch, IAU, Tehran, Iran

*Corresponding Author:
Ghafarinazari A
Department of Biotechnology
University of Verona
Verona, Italy
Tel: +39 3886598606
[email protected]

Received Date: October 15, 2014; Accepted Date: November 27, 2014; Published Date: December 10, 2014

Citation: Ghafarinazari A, Amiri E, Karbassi M, Soroor M (2014) Natural Zeolite: A Coast-Effective Anatase Stabilizer in Glass-Ceramic Glaze. J Powder Metall Min 3:125. doi: 10.4172/2168-9806.1000125

Copyright: © 2014 Ghafarinazari A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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