Description

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.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive treatment of palygorskite and sepiolite
  • Cutting-edge developments in industrial minerals and applications
  • Written by distinguished scientists in the field

Readership

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

Secondary Market: Lectures, Undergraduates

Table of Contents

  • Contributors
  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • List of Reviewers
  • Chapter 1: The Structures and Microtextures of the Palygorskite–Sepiolite Group Minerals
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Part 1. Structure-related topics
    • 3 Discussion of structure-related topics
    • 4 Part 2: Microstructure-related topics
  • Chapter 2: Advances in the Crystal Chemistry of Sepiolite and Palygorskite
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Chemical composition of sepiolite
    • 3 Chemical composition of palygorskite
    • 4 Is there a compositional gap between sepiolite and palygorskite?
    • 5 Possible structural arrangements of the intermediate minerals
    • 6 Open questions
  • Chapter 3: Environmental Influences on the Occurrences of Sepiolite and Palygorskite: A Brief Review
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Spain
    • 3 Turkey
    • 4 Kenya
    • 5 Morocco
    • 6 Tunisia
    • 7 Senegal
    • 8 South Africa
    • 9 Somalia
    • 10 Argentina
    • 11 United States
    • 12 Summary
  • Chapter 4: An Introduction to Palygorskite and Sepiolite Deposits—Location, Geology and Uses
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 United States
    • 3 Spain
    • 4 Senegal
    • 5 Turkey
    • 6 Other worldwide deposits
    • 7 Summary
  • Chapter 5: Palygorskite Clays in Marine Sediments: Records of Extreme Climate
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 History of deep-sea palygorskite research
    • 3 Cretaceous palygorskite clay in the Central Atlantic
    • 4 Early Eocene palygorskite clay in Gulf of Guinea and Sargasso Sea
    • 5 Perspectives for marine palygorskite research
  • Chapter 6: Palygorskite and Sepiolite Deposits in Continental Environments. Description, Genetic Patterns and Sedimentary Settings
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Geneti

Details

No. of pages:
520
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Electronic ISBN:
9780444536082
Print ISBN:
9780444536075
Print ISBN:
9780444561954