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Current Topics in the Utilization of Clay in Industrial and Medical Applications

This book presents recent developments and research activities that highlight the importance of clay science and engineering in the environment and medical and civil engineering. The book contains nine chapters separated into three main sections: (1) Clay for the Environment, (2) Clay in Civil Engineering, and (3) Clay in Medical Applications. There are four chapters in the first section and the focus is made on the topics related to an introduction to the natural sources and chemical structure of one of the important clay types, montmorillonite. The application of waste recycling and the removal of arsenic and fluoride are the focus of next two chapters. In addition, a technique for corrosion protection is presented as the fourth chapter within this section. In the second section, special emphasis has been placed on the importance and application of clay in civil engineering, which is demonstrated in two chapters. In the third section, new research and development on utilizing clay minerals in medical applications is presented. Intended for readers wishing to acquire an understanding of the current trends in clay science and engineering and comprehension of the issue, this book addresses exciting topics in this field.

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Current Topics in the Utilization of Clay in Industrial and Medical ApplicationsEdited by Mansoor Zoveidavianpoor

Published: September 12th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71295

ISBN: 978-1-78923-729-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-728-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-554-7

Copyright year: 2018

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14423 Total Chapter Downloads

30 Crossref Citations

36 Web of Science Citations

65 Dimensions Citations


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1. Montmorillonite: An Introduction to Properties and Utilization

By Faheem Uddin


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2. Recycling of Steelmaking Plant Wastes in Clay Bricks

By Carlos Maurício F. Vieira, Lucas Fonseca Amaral and Sergio N. Monteiro


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3. Mineralogical and Chemical Characteristics of Raw and Modified Clays and Their Application in Arsenic and Fluoride Removal: Review

By Mugera W. Gitari and Rabelani Mudzielwana


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4. Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites for Corrosion Protection

By Abdullah Al-Shahrani, Ihsan Taie, Aziz Fihri and Gasan Alabedi


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5. The Importance of Clay in Geotechnical Engineering

By Nazile Ural


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6. Clay Grouting Mechanisms and Applications

By Wen-Chieh Cheng


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7. Calcium Phosphate/Clay Nanotube Bone Cement with Enhanced Mechanical Properties and Sustained Drug Release

By Udayabhanu Jammalamadaka, Karthik Tappa and David K. Mills


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8. The Effect of Clay Type on the Physicochemical Properties of New Hydrogel Clay Nanocomposites

By Tatiana Munteanu, Claudia Mihaela Ninciuleanu, Ioana Catalina Gifu, Bogdan Trica, Elvira Alexandrescu, Augusta Raluca Gabor, Silviu Preda, Cristian Petcu, Cristina Lavinia Nistor, Sabina Georgiana Nitu and Raluca Ianchis


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9. Development of Clay Nanoparticles Toward Bio and Medical Applications

By Seyyed Mojtaba Mousavi, Seyyed Alireza Hashemi, Sarvenaz Salahi, Mojgan Hosseini, Ali Mohammad Amani and Aziz Babapoor


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