Characterization of some nonmetallic resources in Bolivia: an overview of their potentiality and their application in specialized formulations

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Abstract

Bolivia has several nonmetallic occurrences widespread in the country. Unfortunately, they are poorly studied and slightly characterized. In the present work, several nonmetallic occurrences located in La Paz, Oruro, Potosí and Santa Cruz were studied. The results of the chemical and mineralogical characterization of the materials will be presented, in order to approach their applicability in specialized industrial formulations. A preliminary test of the final products besides an overview of their potentiality will be exposed and a current view of the commercialization as well.

Original languageEnglish
Article number754
JournalEnvironmental Earth Sciences
Volume76
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgements This study was funded by the Swedish Development Agency (SIDA). We express our enormous gratitude to the Institute of Geology and Environment (IGEMA).

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© 2017, The Author(s).

Keywords

  • Bolivian raw materials
  • Clays
  • Diatomite
  • Kaolins
  • Mullite
  • Zeolites

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