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Developments in Palygorskite-Sepiolite Research: A New Outlook on these Nanomaterials

Edited By: Emilio Galan and Arieh Singer

500 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

Elsevier

Hardback | Jul 2011 | #191620 | ISBN-13: 9780444536075
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About this book

The aim of this comprehenvise book is to present the most important results achieved in the research of the clay minerals palygorskite and sepiolite. Palygorskite and sepiolite have found to be useful in a huge variety of industrial and medical applications. As a result, research on these clays has been intensified during the last two decades, and important advances in their characterization have been made. This book contains contributions from distinguished scientists in the field. It includes comprehensive treatment of most aspects describing palygorskite and sepiolite. It provides cutting-edge developments in industrial minerals and applications. It is written by distinguished scientists in the field.


Contents

PART 1: ADVANCES IN THE STRUCTURE AND CHEMISTRY OF SEPIOLITE AND PALYGORSKITE
- The Structures and Microtextures of the Palygorskite-Sepiolite Group Minerals
- Advances in the Crystal Chemistry of Sepiolite and Palygorskite

PART 2: PALYGORSKITE-SEPIOLITE GEOCHEMISTRY, GENESIS AND DEPOSITS
- Environmental Influences on the Occurrences of Sepiolite and Palygorskite: a Brief Review
- An Introduction to Palygorskite and Sepiolite Deposits - Location, Geology and Uses
- Palygorskite Clays in Marine Sediments: Records of Extreme Climate
- Palygorskite and Sepiolite Deposits in Continental Environments. Description, Genetic Patterns and Sedimentary Settings
- Sepiolite-Palygorskite Occurrences in Turkey
- Genesis and Distribution of Palygorskite in Iranian Soils and Sediments
- Evidence for the Biogenic Origin of Sepiolite
- Overview of Chinese Palygorskite Clay Resources - their Geology, Mineralogy, Depositional Environment, Applications and Processing
- Amargosa Sepiolite and Saponite Geology, Mineralogy and Markets

PART 3: APPLICATIONS: INDUSTRY, ENVIRONMENT, ADVANCED MATERIALS, OTHERS
- Current Industrial Applications of Palygorskite and Sepiolite
- Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Uses of Fibrous Clays
- The Effects of Palygorskite on Chemical and Physico-Chemical Properties of Soils
- Adsorption of Surfactants, Dyes and Cationic Herbicides on Sepiolite and Palygorskite: Modifications, Applications and Modeling
- Sepiolite and Palygorskite as Sealing Materials for the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide
- Advanced Materials and New Applications of Sepiolite and Palygorskite
- The Maya Blue Pigment

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