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Clay Minerals in Nature

Their Characterization, Modification and Application

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Clay is an abundant raw material which has a variety of uses and properties depending on their structure and composition. Clay minerals are inexpensive and environmentally friendly naturally occurring nanomaterials, thanks to their 1 nm thick silicate layers, in all types of sediments and sedimentary rocks. The book chapters have been classified according to their characteristics in topics and applications. Therefore, in the first section five chapters is dedicated to the characterization and utilization of clay minerals in deposits. The second section includes four chapters about the significance of clay minerals in soils. Third section is devoted to different aspects of clay minerals research, especially to the characterization of structure and modifications for their application.

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Clay Minerals in NatureTheir Characterization, Modification and ApplicationEdited by Marta Valaskova

Published: September 12th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2708

ISBN: 978-953-51-0738-5

Copyright year: 2012

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48959 Total Chapter Downloads

25 Crossref Citations

57 Web of Science Citations

78 Dimensions Citations

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1. Documentation, Application and Utilisation of Clay Minerals in Kaduna State (Nigeria)

By Oluwafemi Samuel Adelabu

5362

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2. Clay Minerals from the Perspective of Oil and Gas Exploration

By Shu Jiang

14130

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3. Kolsuz-Ulukisla-Nigde Clays, Central Anatolian Region - Turkey and Petroleum Exploration

By Burhan Davarcioglu

1826

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4. Claystone as a Potential Host Rock for Nuclear Waste Storage

By Károly Lázár and Zoltán Máthé

1865

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5. Distribution and Origin of Clay Minerals During Hydrothermal Alteration of Ore Deposits

By Miloš René

2570

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6. Soil Moisture Retention Changes in Terms of Mineralogical Composition of Clays Phase

By Markoski Mile and Tatjana Mitkova

1917

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7. The Impact of Clay Minerals on Soil Hydrological Processes

By Milan Gomboš

2998

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8. Relations of Clay Fraction Mineralogy, Structure and Water Retention in Oxidic Latosols (Oxisols) from the Brazilian Cerrado Biome

By Carla Eloize Carducci, Geraldo César de Oliveira, Nilton Curi, Eduardo da Costa Severiano and Walmes Marques Zeviani

1727

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9. Fougerite a Natural Layered Double Hydroxide in Gley Soil: Habitus, Structure, and Some Properties

By Fabienne Trolard and Guilhem Bourrié

1681

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10. Role of Clay Minerals in Chemical Evolution and the Origins of Life

By Hideo Hashizume

3229

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11. Vermiculite: Structural Properties and Examples of the Use

By Marta Valášková and Gražyna Simha Martynková

3324

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12. Synthesis and Characterization of Fe-Imogolite as an Oxidation Catalyst

By Masashi Ookawa

2427

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13. Application of Clay Mineral-Iridium(III) Complexes Hybrid Langmuir-Blodgett Films for Photosensing

By Hisako Sato, Kenji Tamura and Akihiko Yamagishi

1761

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14. Application of Electrochemistry for Studying Sorption Properties of Montmorillonite

By Zuzana Navrátilová and Roman Maršálek

2306

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15. Methods of Determination for Effective Diffusion Coefficient During Convective Drying of Clay Products

By Miloš Vasić, Željko Grbavčić and Zagorka Radojević

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