Mineral Research Processing is a company devoted to research and development of synthetic minerals with controlled chemistry and mineralogy in the field of silicates, aluminates, phosphates, titanates.
WHY using synthetic minerals instead of industrial or natural products
The synthetic minerals provided by Mineral Research Processing company are devoted to laboratories involved in research in ceramics (structural ceramics, glass ceramics, and bioceramics, medical and dental. ceramics
There are many reasons for studying the synthesis of minerals having a controlled chemistry and mineralogy
a) the need to understand reactions occurring in the lithosphere on or near the surface or in rocks. These reactions occurring in the open system may be as large in scale as in the range of variable such as pressure, temperature and time.
b) technical and strategic: search for cheaper , better replacements for natural minerals, and the production if synthetics of better quality having built in properties,
c) Starting experiments with mineral with controlled mineralogy, instead of industrial or natural products prevents uncertainty of their characterization, simplify the analysis of the results, allows safe correlation extrapolable to more complicates systems
d) mineral with controlled chemistry and mineralogy can be used to standardise analytical equipment
e) mineral with controlled chemistry and mineralogy can be produced at a large quantity ( Kgs) allowing significative large scale experiments
f) in Cement industry:
f1) The production of a mineral at a significant scale (Kg) and controlled composition (chemistry and mineralogy) allows a safe extrapolation of the results from the laboratory to the plant.
f2) The industrial conditions of burning, cooling (thermal profile, atmosphere) of an industrial product are not known precisely and renders uncertain the correlations between composition and properties.
f3) The quantity of minor elements introduced as solid solution into the synthetic phases is precise. f) The cement industry rarely provides the intermediated compounds (clinker).
g) In Biochemistry
g1) The development of synthetic material allows to fill a gap between biochemical applications and civil engineering. Bridges between bio properties and mechanical behaviour gives promising developments.
g2) Industrial cements are not suitable for medical applications because of the minor elements contents and the lack of reproducibility of their properties. Cement with controlled composition gives more confidence. Two principal products deserve a special attention Tri Calcium Silicates (C3S or TCS), Monoclinic, triclinic alite
synthetic (MTAS) Calcium phosphates (C4P)
technical sheet C3S
technical sheet C4P