Fundamentals and Applications
- Fernando Wypych, Adjunct Professor, Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
- Kestur Gundappa Satyanarayana, Visiting Full Professor, Departmento de Quimica, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curbitiba, Brazil
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.
Researchers, academics and practitioners in the fields of clay science, surface science, colloid science, solid state chemistry, catalysis and materials chemistry and engineering.