Handbook of Clay Science, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080993710
  • ISBN-13: 9780080993713
  • DDC: 553.61
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1752 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released July 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The first edition of the Handbook of Clay Science published in 2006 assembled the scattered literature on the varied and diverse aspects that make up the discipline of clay science. The topics covered range from the fundamental structures (including textures) and properties of clays and clay minerals, through their environmental, health and industrial applications, to their analysis and characterization by modern instrumental techniques. Also included are the clay-microbe interaction, layered double hydroxides, zeolites, cement hydrates, and genesis of clay minerals as well as the history and teaching of clay science. The 2e adds new information from the intervening 6 years and adds some important subjects to make this the most comprehensive and wide-ranging coverage of clay science in one source in the English language.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the First Edition.
Preface to the Second Edition.
1: General Introduction: Clays, Clay Minerals, and Clay Science.
2: Structure and Mineralogy of Clay Minerals.
3: Genesis of Clay Minerals.
4: Radiation Effects on Clay Minerals.
5: Surface and Interface Chemistry of Clay Minerals.
6: Thermodynamics of Clay Minerals.
7: Introduction to Pure Clay Minerals.
8: Purification of Natural Clays.
9: Synthesis of Clay Minerals.
10: Colloid Clay Science.
11: Mechanical Properties of Clays and Clay Minerals.
12: Introduction on Modified Clays and Clay Minerals.
13: Acid Activation of Clay Minerals.
14: Thermally Modified Clay Minerals.
15: Clay Mineral–Organic Interactions.
16: Clay Minerals and the Origin of Life.
17: Pillared Clays and Clay Minerals.
18: Properties and Behaviour of Iron in Clay Minerals.
19: Clays, Micro-organisms and Biomineralization.
20: Introduction to Clay–Polymer Nanocomposites (CPN).
21: Smectite–Polymer Nanocomposites.
22: Kaolinite–Polymer Nanocomposites.
23: Fibrous Clay Mineral–Polymer Nanocomposites.
24: Some Other Materials Related to Clay Minerals.
25: Layered Double Hydroxides (LDH).
26: Parallels and Distinctions Between Clay Minerals and Zeolites.
27: Cement Hydrates.
28: Clay Science: A Young Discipline and a Great Perspective.
Front Cover.
Half Title.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the Second Edition.
1: Introduction to Clay Science: Techniques and Applications.
2: Critical Assessment of Analytical Techniques of Clays and Clay Minerals.
3: Mössbauer Spectroscopy.
4: Identification and Quantitative Analysis of Clay Minerals.
5: X-Ray Identification of Mixed-Layer Structures. Modelling of Diffraction Effects.
6: X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy.
7: X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy.
8: Small-Angle Scattering Techniques.
9: Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy.
10: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.
11: Electron Microscopy.
12: Surface Area and Porosity.
13: Cation and Anion Exchange.
14: Thermal Analysis.
15: Full Characterization of Smectites.
16: Molecular Simulation of Clay Minerals.
17: Ssessment of Industrial Clays.
18: Industrial Applications.
19: Clay Minerals as Catalysts.
20: Applications of Clay–Polymer Nanocomposites.
21: Clays and Clay Minerals for Pollution Control.
22: Clays, Clay Minerals, and Pesticides.
23: Clay Liners and Waste Disposal.
24: The Role of Clays for Safe Storage of Nuclear Waste.
25: Clays, Drugs, and Human Health.
26: LDH in Physical, Chemical, Biochemical, and Life Sciences.