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close this bookAsbestos Overview and Handling Recommendations (GTZ, 1996)
close this folderPart II. Asbestos
close this folder1. Introductory part: Asbestos - Deposits, uses, types, characteristics
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View the document1.1 Types, deposits, and uses of Asbestos, chemical structure
View the document1.2 Mineralogical and mechanical properties of Asbestos
View the document1. 3 Analytical methods of determining Asbestos fibers


The different Asbestos minerals in the Earth's crust, their deposits and characteristics are presented in detail in this part. In particular, the minerals concerned are: chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, anthophyllite, tremolite und actinolite, which are categorized on the basis of their chemical composition and fibrous structure as serpentine Asbestos (chrysotile) or amphibole Asbestos.

The following presents a classification of Asbestos minerals and a description of the chemical composition, physical properties and specific figures for Asbestos fibers. In addition, the important mines for the different Asbestos fibers are named.