Phosphate Fibers

Hardcover | September 30, 1995

Foreword byArthur KornbergbyEdward J. Griffith

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Phosphate Fibers is a singular detailed account of the discovery, chemistry, synthesis, properties, manufacture, toxicology, and uses of calcium and sodium calcium polyphosphate fibers. Author Edward J. Griffith-the inventor and developer of this safe, biodegradable material-takes a multidisciplinary approach to this subject, considering the social, legal, medical, and industrial issues surrounding the use of asbestos and other mineral fibers. This compelling study is a beneficial resource to both readers interested in mineral fibers as well as those who want to understand the complexities of bringing new substances into the modern marketplace.

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Phosphate Fibers is a singular detailed account of the discovery, chemistry, synthesis, properties, manufacture, toxicology, and uses of calcium and sodium calcium polyphosphate fibers. Author Edward J. Griffith-the inventor and developer of this safe, biodegradable material-takes a multidisciplinary approach to this subject, cons...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:246 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.01 inPublished:September 30, 1995Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:030645145X

ISBN - 13:9780306451454

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Table of Contents

Fibers, Phosphates, and Public Protection. The Limiting Element for Life on Earth. General Phosphate Chemistry (As Applied to Fibers). Ropes, Strings, Threads, Fibers, and Molecules. Melts and Phases. Laboratory Experiments. Scaleup from Laboratory to Plant. The Many Uses of Phosphates and Fibers. Product Safety in the Climate That Phosphate Fibers Were Introduced: How Much Testing Is Enough? The Future of Phosphate Fibers. Index.

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`An enjoyable and informative book. It is a `must-read' for phosphate chemists and engineers but should also find broad appeal.' Journal of the American Chemical Society, 120(13), 1998