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Barite – more than a weighting agent

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Published: Monday, 03 June 2013

A person suffering from a gastrointestinal disorder is likely to undergo an X-ray test. Any possible ailment can be clearly examined in the presence of heavy metal and an inert substance with the ability to absorb X-ray radiation to highlight any abnormalities. The name of this heavy material is barium sulphate (BaSO4), or barite.

By Ajay Kulshreshtha, AK Minerals Consultancy Services

A person suffering from a gastrointestinal disorder is likely to undergo an X-ray test. Any possible ailment can be clearly examined in the presence of heavy metal and an inert substance with the ability to absorb X-ray radiation to highlight any abnormalities. The name of...

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