Potential applications of volcanic aluminosilicates

Janusz Mikuła,

Michał Łach


The article presents the contemporary possibilities of applications of micro-and nano-particles of volcanic tuff consisting of alluminosilicates and a series of spatial phases and oxide minerals. Describes examples of existing uses occurring in tuffs feldspars and micas, and the potential application of these materials include in environmental protection, construction, cosmetics, powder metallurgy, and as fillers in plastics. It also provides the possibility of using tuffs in metal alloys strenghtening particles and dispersion. Also presented results of studies of the structure and properties of selected Filipowice tuff.

Słowa kluczowe: volcanic tuff, ceramic particles, alluminosilicates, feldspar, applications