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Volume 22 (6):495-500, 2018.
Synthesis and structure of eggshell hydroxyapatite bone implant.
1Ali Ghazi Atiyah, 2Nadia Hameed AL-Falahi, 3 Fadil Kareem Farhan
1Department(s) of Surgery and Obstetrics, College(s) of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tikrit 2University of Baghdad, 3Department of Medical Physics, College of Science, AL-Karkh University of Science, Iraq
Atiyah AG, AL-Falahi NH, Farhan FK., Synthesis and structure of eggshell hydroxyapatite bone implant, Onl J Vet Res., 22 (6):495-500, 2018. We describe synthesis and structure of an hydroxyapatite implant from avian eggshell waste by hydrothermal sintered heating with H20 and H3P04 solutions calcinated at 1200°C. The resultant powder was compressed to a hydroxyapatite implant, then characterized by X-Ray Diffraction, Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy. We found the implant to resemble features of pure hydroxyapatite with favorable calcium/phosphorus ratio.
Key words: Hydroxyapatite, Eggshell, Bioactive materials.