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ISRN Ceramics
Volume 2013, Article ID 983731, 20 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/983731
Review Article

Recent Progress in Chemically Bonded Phosphate Ceramics

Inorganic Polymer Solutions, Inc., 4 Helen’s Way Court, Naperville, IL 60565, USA

Received 5 August 2013; Accepted 28 August 2013

Academic Editors: Z. Huang, W.-C. Oh, and A. Ravaglioli

Copyright © 2013 Arun S. Wagh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Chemically bonded phosphate ceramics have made an excellent progress in the last 10 years and are poised to be one of the major inorganic room-temperature setting materials for nuclear, structural, dental, and prosthetic applications. They are also poised to be the first inorganic industrial coatings for fire and corrosion protection applications. In 2004 the author in his book, Chemically Bonded Phosphate Ceramics, presented general theory, compositions, methods of fabrication, and preliminary commercial products that appeared in the market ten years ago. This paper reviews that background and presents advances of last ten years with an emphasis on the recent applications in the nuclear field.