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Alternative (Trade) Name: Barytes, Heavy Spar, Barium Sulfate
HS code: 25111020

Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance: White, Light gray, light brown, light yellow, powder
Specific weight (γ): 4.3 – 4.6.
Hardness: Vary from 2.5 to 3

Description

“Barite” is a mineral that its name originates from the Greek word “Barus” meaning heavy. It is a mineral that can be found along with limestones and sandstones. However, it is considered to be a rare one. The physical properties of this material indicates that, this mineral with the specific weight (γ) of 4.3 to 4.6 is heavier than most of the non-metal materials.

Among the users of this mineral, the oil, and gas industry is considered the top two. In these industries, Barite is applied as a weighting agent in drilling mud.

In addition, Barite extraction from the mines, due to being dispersed, will be depending mostly on the environment conditions, not the geological condition. 

“Barite” is a mineral that its name originates from the Greek word “Barus” meaning heavy. It is a mineral that can be found along with limestones and sandstones. However, it is considered to be a rare one. The physical properties of this material indicates that, this mineral with the specific weight (γ) of 4.3 to 4.6 is heavier than most of the non-metal materials.

Among the users of this mineral, the oil, and gas industry is considered the top two. In these industries, Barite is applied as a weighting agent in drilling mud.

In addition, Barite extraction from the mines, due to being dispersed, will be depending mostly on the environment conditions, not the geological condition. 

Applications

Drilling Fluids
Drilling Fluids
Pulp and Paper
Pulp and Paper
Textile
Textile
Leather
Leather
  • Barite has the ability to prevent emission of X-rays and gamma rays. Therefore it is used to make high-density concrete to prevent X-rays from being emitted in hospitals, power plants, and laboratories.The anti-radiation feature is also used in internal photography of the human body.
  • Barite is used as a weighting agent in drilling mud. These high-density mud cause the drill rod to move downward and return the cuttings to the surface. This rotational motion in the fluid cools the drill bit.
  • Use as filler in plastic, pulp, and rubber industries
  • Absorb radioactive radiation due to its high specific weight
  • Production of cement blocks

Also there are other application for Barium Sulfate, Barium Carbonate, and Barium Oxide.

  • Barium Sulfate is mostly used in the rubber companies, pulp and paper, textile, and leather industries
  • Barium Carbonate is utilized for polishing the ceramics.
  • In addition, Barium Oxide is mostly applicable in the glass manufacturing company and metallurgy.

 

Application of Barite in Medical Industry and Pharmacy

Due to the exclusive physical properties of Barite, it is mainly used as filler and diluent to increase the viscosity. Barite is not the only mineral used in the medical industry and other minerals such as Bentonite, Calcite, Magnesite, etc., have medical applications too.

The other important application of Barite is the medical industry. This mineral is mostly applicable to laboratory and x-ray services. During the x-ray imaging, this mixture will help coat the patient’s body.

Production Process

The natural process for the production of Barite consists of different techniques such as gatch plastering, wet grinding, and sizing. On the other hand, Barite can be made synthetically (synthetic Barite) in the laboratory. The quality of synthetic Barite will depend on the ingredients used in the production process and the methods used for chemical treatment. The high quality type of this product is known as “Blanc Fixe” which is produced with the reaction between Barium Carbonate and Sulfuric Acid. The purity of the above-mentioned product will be determined based on the quality of raw materials since H2O and CO2 are also the products of this reaction.

Where is Barite found?

Barite can be found mostly in Cumbria, northwest of UK, Romania, Saxony and Eastern Germany.

In these areas, most of the Barites are found in irregular masses in the Limestones or Dolomites. This mineral is also rich in the U.S. in the states such as Missouri and Georgia.

Drilling Fluids
Drilling Fluids
Pulp and Paper
Pulp and Paper
Textile
Textile
Leather
Leather
  • Barite has the ability to prevent emission of X-rays and gamma rays. Therefore it is used to make high-density concrete to prevent X-rays from being emitted in hospitals, power plants, and laboratories.The anti-radiation feature is also used in internal photography of the human body.
  • Barite is used as a weighting agent in drilling mud. These high-density mud cause the drill rod to move downward and return the cuttings to the surface. This rotational motion in the fluid cools the drill bit.
  • Use as filler in plastic, pulp, and rubber industries
  • Absorb radioactive radiation due to its high specific weight
  • Production of cement blocks

Also there are other application for Barium Sulfate, Barium Carbonate, and Barium Oxide.

  • Barium Sulfate is mostly used in the rubber companies, pulp and paper, textile, and leather industries
  • Barium Carbonate is utilized for polishing the ceramics.
  • In addition, Barium Oxide is mostly applicable in the glass manufacturing company and metallurgy.

 

Application of Barite in Medical Industry and Pharmacy

Due to the exclusive physical properties of Barite, it is mainly used as filler and diluent to increase the viscosity. Barite is not the only mineral used in the medical industry and other minerals such as Bentonite, Calcite, Magnesite, etc., have medical applications too.

The other important application of Barite is the medical industry. This mineral is mostly applicable to laboratory and x-ray services. During the x-ray imaging, this mixture will help coat the patient’s body.

Production Process

The natural process for the production of Barite consists of different techniques such as gatch plastering, wet grinding, and sizing. On the other hand, Barite can be made synthetically (synthetic Barite) in the laboratory. The quality of synthetic Barite will depend on the ingredients used in the production process and the methods used for chemical treatment. The high quality type of this product is known as “Blanc Fixe” which is produced with the reaction between Barium Carbonate and Sulfuric Acid. The purity of the above-mentioned product will be determined based on the quality of raw materials since H2O and CO2 are also the products of this reaction.

Where is Barite found?

Barite can be found mostly in Cumbria, northwest of UK, Romania, Saxony and Eastern Germany.

In these areas, most of the Barites are found in irregular masses in the Limestones or Dolomites. This mineral is also rich in the U.S. in the states such as Missouri and Georgia.

Safety tips

The following safety protocols can be applied when individuals’ body contacts Barite:

In case of eye contact, eyes must be washed with water using clean hands. For skin contact, the place must be washed using soap and water.

If Barite powder enters the lungs through respiration, performing artificial respiration or exposure to fresh air is recommended. In severe cases, breathing with respiratory equipment must be utilized.

The following safety protocols can be applied when individuals’ body contacts Barite:

In case of eye contact, eyes must be washed with water using clean hands. For skin contact, the place must be washed using soap and water.

If Barite powder enters the lungs through respiration, performing artificial respiration or exposure to fresh air is recommended. In severe cases, breathing with respiratory equipment must be utilized.

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