About the book
This book aims to present the state-of-the-art results of characterization and applications of nanoclay or nano-layered silicate which are optimised-clay minerals with several enhanced properties. Adsorption, wetting, dispersing, coagulation, sedimentation, structure formation, capillary, electrokinetic, ion exchange, mechanical response, and other phenomena in nanoclay lie at the basis of a lot of geological, technological, and biological processes.
The main objective of this work is to contribute to a thorough understanding of these phenomena as far as the rapid development of nanotechnologies is concerned. In addition, this book will also aim to provide a comprehensive account of the use of nanoclay as reinforcing fillers among the various nanoparticles focusing especially on polymer and biopolymer-clay nanocomposites. Furthermore, incorporating clay nanoparticles into polymers reveals improvements in mechanical, thermal, electrical, flame retardant, and gas barrier properties.
This book is intended to be useful for students, faculty, and researchers interested in learning more about nanoclay and its applications in the fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology, environmental science, and industrial remediation.