Clay Surfaces: Volume 1

Clay Surfaces: Volume 1 : Fundamentals and Applications

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Clay plays an important role in everyday life. This versatile mineral is used in housing, improving the environment as a waste treatment material and also in biological applications and medical health care.

Clay Surfaces contains 17 chapters which deal with various aspects of natural and man made (synthetic) clay. Well written by experts in both experimental and theoretical areas, this book takes the reader into the fascinating world of the chemistry and physics of clay mineral surfaces and interfaces as well as the complex phenomena on the surfaces involved in clay related systems.

This book will provide a better understanding of the intervention mechanisms of interactions of soils in contact with wastes, actions to be taken in the case of chemical spillage, methods to improve the production of food without affecting the ecological balance, increased fixation of carbon in the soil to increase grain production and reduction of carbon dioxide release into the atmosphere.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 566 pages
  • 166 x 240 x 28mm | 1,202.03g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0120884399
  • 9780120884391

Table of contents

1 - Chemical Modification of Clay Surfaces.
2 - Electrokinetic Behavior of Clay Surfaces.

3 - Surface Thermodynamics of Clays.

4 - Phenomenology of Water at Clay Surfaces.

5 - A Worksheet Model for Adsorption/Desorption of Ions on Clay Surfaces.

6 - Raman and Infrared Spectroscopic Studies of kaolinite Surfaces Modified by Intercalation.

7 - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Molecules and Ions at Clay Surfaces.

8 - Pesticide Clay Interactions and Formulations.

9 - Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Applications of Clays.

10 - Removal of Metals by Natural and Modified Clays.

11 - Catalytic and Adsorption Properties of Modified Clay Surfaces.

12 - Preparation of Layered Double Hydroxides.

13 - Polyoxometalate Complexes of Layered Double Hydroxides.

14 - Cationic and Anionic Clays for Biological Applications.

15 - Environmental Remediation Involving Layered Double Hydroxides.

16 - Layered Double Hydroxide/Polymer Nanocomposites.

17 - Catalytic Properties of Hydrotalcite-type Anionic Clays.
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Review quote

"...suitable for specialists, researchers, academics and practitioners in the field of clay science, surface science, colloid science, solid state chemistry and materials engineering."
-Stephen Mee, in MATERIALS WORLD, 2006

"...this book is a valuable compilation of research on clay surfaces and will be useful for researchers in the fields of soil science, mineralogy, chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science."
-Sridhar Komarneni, in ADVANCED MATERIALS, VOL 17, NO. 13, JULY 2005

"This book is commended to readers interested in clays, particularly the fundamental properties and applications of natural clays and the preparation of synthetic clays. There are more than 2100 references. The book is well written and illustrated and includes a thorough subject index."

Arthur Hubbard, JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, Vol. 283, Issue 2, March 2005
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