Chromatography in Geology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483230290, 9781483274867

Chromatography in Geology, Volume 1

1st Edition

Authors: Arthur S. Ritchie
eBook ISBN: 9781483274867
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 194
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Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. The Chromatographic Processes




Ion Exchange

Precipitation Chromatography

Complex Ion Formation

The Role of the Chromatographic Processes in Chromatography

Adsorption Chromatography,-Partition Chromatography,-Ion Exchange Chromatography

Chapter 3. Chromatographic Techniques


Preparation of Test Solutions

Acid Dissolution,-Alkaline Fusion,

Adsorption Columns

Packing,- Choice of Adsorbent,- Application of Test Solution to Column,- Choice of Solvent,- Development of the Column,- Identification and Determination of Zones,-Partition Columns

Paper Chromatography

Choice of Chromatography Paper,- Choice of Solvents,- Preparation of the Chromatograms,- Development,- Detection of the Ions,- Calculation of Rf Values,- Chromatographic Profiles,- Identification of Ions,

Ion Exchange

Ion Exchange Columns,- Ion Exchange Papers

Thin Layer Chromatography

The Chromatobox

Chapter 4. Applications of Chromatography to Geology

Natural Water Sampling and Stream Analysis—Hydrogeochemistry

Soil, Rock and Ore Analysis

Beryllium in Rocks and Soils,- Selenium in Rocks and Soils,-Molybdenum in Ores, Rocks and Soils,-Separation and Estimation of Copper, Cobalt, and Nickel,- Estimation of Niobium,- Estimation of Tantalum,- Estimation of Lead,- Estimation of Uranium,- Estimation of Bismuth,- Determination of Lithium in Minerals,- Determination of Boron in Minerals,- Determination and Semi-Quantitative Estimation of Silver in Silver Minerals and Argentiferous Galenas,- Determination and Semi-Quantitative Estimation of Nickel, Cobalt, and Copper in Ores,-Determination and Semi-Quantitative Estimation of Niobium, Tantalum, and Titanium in Ores,- Semi-Quantitative Determination of Arsenic in Minerals,- Semi-Quantitative Determination of Arsenic in Minerals,-Semi-Quantitative Determination of Bismuth in Minerals,- Separation and Estimation of Selenium in Silicate Mineral

Prospecting For Fine Gold

Analysis of Coal Ash

Identification of Metal Ions in Minerals and Mineral Identification

Dissolution of the Minerals,- Solvent Mixtures,- Preparation of Chromatograms,- Detection of Ions On Chromatograms,- Rf Values and Chromatographic Profiles,- Identification of the Metal Ions,- Results,-Ore Mineral Identification—The Determinative Table,- Preparation of Gel Columns,-Preparation of Samples For Analysis

Analysis of Magnesian Limestones

Copper, Gold and Silver Assays

Copper From Lead,- Silver From Lead,- Gold From Transitional Metals

Chromatographic Processes in Geology






Methods in Geochemistry and Geophysics: Chromatography in Geology focuses on the applications of chromatography in geology, including partition and diffusion, ion exchange, mineral identification, and hydrogeochemistry. The manuscript first takes a look at the chromatographic processes and techniques. Discussions focus on precipitation chromatography, complex ion formation, role of chromatographic processes in chromatography, and partition and diffusion. The preparation of test columns, paper chromatography, adsorption and partition columns, chromatobox, and ion exchange are also tackled.
The book then examines applications of chromatography to geology, including natural water sampling and stream analysis, hydrogeochemistry, soil, rock, and ore analysis, prospecting for fine gold, and analysis of coal ash. The identification of metal ions in minerals and mineral identification, analysis of magnesian limestones, and copper, gold, and silver assays are also discussed.
The manuscript is a dependable source of data for readers interested in the applications of chromatography in geology.


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