Developments in Palygorskite-Sepiolite Research

A New Outlook on these Nanomaterials

Edited by

  • Arieh Singer, Seagram Center for Soil & Water Research, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel
  • Emilio Galan, Department of Crystallography, Mineralogy and Agriculture Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Seville, Seville, Spain

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. The book contains contributions from distinguished scientists in the field.
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Audience

Primary Market: Academic Libraries, Professionals, Scientists / Researchers, Industrial minerals industry, Environmental Industry

Secondary Market: Lectures, Undergraduates

 

Book information

  • Published: July 2011
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53607-5


Table of 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