CALCIUM PHOSPHATE FORMATION FROM SEA URCHIN - (BRISSUS LATECARINATUS) VIA MODIFIED MECHANO-CHEMICAL (ULTRASONIC) CONVERSION METHOD


Samur R. , Ozyegin L., Agaogullari D., Oktar F. N. , Agathopoulos S., Kalkandelen C., ...More

METALURGIJA, vol.52, no.3, pp.375-378, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : METALURGIJA
  • Page Numbers: pp.375-378

Abstract

This study aims to produce apatite structures, such as hydroxyapatite (HA) and fluorapatite (FA), from precursor calcium phosphates of biological origin, namely from sea urchin, with mechano-chemical stirring and hot-plating conversion method. The produced materials were heat treated at 800 degrees C for 4 hours. X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) studies were conducted. Calcium phosphate phases were developed. The SEM images showed the formation of micro to nano-powders. The experimental results suggest that sea urchin, Brissus latecarinatus skeleton could be an alternative source for the production of various mono or biphasic calcium phosphates with simple and economic mechano-chemical (ultrasonic) conversion method.