Clay Surfaces
Fundamentals and Applications

Interface Science and Technology Series, Vol. 1

Coordinator: Wypych Fernando

Language: Anglais

Subject for Clay Surfaces

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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.

*Applications covered describe the role of clays in environmental remediation and the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
* This book looks at theory and applications of both natural and modified clays from academic and industrial viewpoints.
* With broad appeal, this book is suitable for specialists directly involved in clay science and those undergraduate and graduate student studying related areas.

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.
Researchers, academics and practitioners in the fields of clay science, surface science, colloid science, solid state chemistry, catalysis and materials chemistry and engineering.