is extremely useful in the manufacture of clay
products, because of its ability to convert soluble sulfates
, and potassium
) into insoluble barium sulfate. Barium Carbonate powder grades can be used to prevent spotting and significantly reduce the tendency for efflorescence
to occur. These advantages make it a popular additive
in the heavy clay/ceramic industry, such as in the manufacture of clay roof
tiles and facing bricks.
HAZARD: A poison.
USES: Brick Manufacturing, Optical Glass, Radiation Resistant Glass For Color Televisions Ceramics, Porcelain Fluxes Or Glazes