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Editors: Vojislav Orbovic and Zhenxing Huang
Book Description:
Kaolinite is a clay mineral and part of the group of industrial minerals. Kaolinite clay occurs in abundance in soils that have formed from the chemical weathering of rocks in hot, moist climates. Kaolin is used in ceramics, medicine, coated paper, as a food additive in toothpaste, as a light diffusing material in white incandescent light bulbs and in cosmetics. This book presents current research in the study of the occurrences, characteristics and applications of kaolinite, including applying kaolinite-mullite reaction series to immobilize toxic metals in the environment; hybrid materials based on kaolinite as multifunctional materials; shear-thickening behavior of highly concentrated kaolin dispersions and modified vermiculite and kaolinite precursors for nanocomposites. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface

Kaolinite: Occurrences, Characteristics and Applications;pp. 1-30
(Georges-Ivo E. Ekosse, Directorate of Research Development, Walter Sisulu University, Eastern Cape, South Africa)

Clays in the Ivory Coast (West Africa): Mineralogy, Physico Chemical Properties and Applications;pp. 31-67
(J. Sei, B.A. Kedi, J. Olivier-Fourcade, H. Quiquampoix, S. Staunton, J.C. Jumas, Laboratoire de Chimie des Matériaux Inorganiques, UFR SSMT, Université de Cocody-Abidjan, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, and others)

Applying Kaolinite-Mullite Reaction Series to Immobilize Toxic Metals in Environment;pp. 69-97
(Yuanyuan Tang, Kaimin Shih, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China)

Hybrid Materials Based on Kaolinite as Multifunctional Materials: Properties, Applications, and Perspectives;pp. 99-116
(Emerson H. de Faria, Katia J. Ciuffi, Eduardo J. Nassar, Miguel A. Vicente, Paulo S. Calefi, Universidade de Franca, Parque Universitário, Franca, SP, Brazil, and others)

Shear-Thickening Behaviour of Highly Concentrated Kaolin Dispersions: Influence of Particle Volume Fraction and Dispersant Concentration;pp. 117-137
(J.L. Amorós, E. Blasco, M.J. Orts, V. Sanz, Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica – Asociación de Investigación de las Industrias Cerámicas, Universitat Jaume I, Campus Universitario Riu Sec, Castellon, Spain)

A Novel Titania Impregnated Kaolinite Photocatalyst : From Catalyst Engineering to Reactor Development and Modelling;pp. 139-190
(Bo Jin, Meng Nan Chong, Chris Saint, Vipasiri Vimonses, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Australia, and others)*

Modified Vermiculite and Kaolinite Precursors for Nanocomposites;pp. 191-205
(Grazyna Simha Martynkova, Marta Valaskova, Nanotechnology Centre, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic)*

Index

   Series:
      Materials Science and Technologies
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012-March
   Pages: 7 x 10 (NBC - R) 215pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-62100-240-6
   Status: AV
  
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