The Science of Clays

Applications in Industry, Engineering, and Environment

Authors: Mukherjee, Swapna

  • Materials scientific, industrial and environmental aspects of clay within two covers
  • Lucid explanation for classification, origin, composition, structure and property of clay
  • Exhaustive description of applications of clays in industries
  • Comprehensive discussion of the environmental aspects of clay
  • Worked out questions/problems and excercises at the end of each section
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This book is an attempt to provide a comprehensive and coherent description of three widely separated aspects of clays: the science of clays; the industrial uses of clays; and the role of clays in the environment. Most of the existing literature lacks such an integrated study and this work endeavours to fill that gap.
An exhaustive account of the science of clays is presented in Part I of the book, which includes the classification, origin and evolution, composition and internal structure, chemical and physical properties of clays; soil mechanics; and  analytical techniques for determining clay constituents. Part II provides a comprehensive description of the applications of clays and their derivatives in various industries, while Part III describes the role of clays in the environment; the pollution caused by clay minerals; and the application of clays in order to prevent environmental hazards.
A principal feature of the book is its explanation of how the structure and composition of particular clay types facilitate their specific industrial or environmental applications, thus describing the interrelationship between three widely varying aspects of clay. A number of thought-provoking questions are raised at the end of the work in order to leave readers with a better insight in this regard.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Clays and their Constituents – Definitions and a Brief Overview

    Mukherjee, Swapna

    Pages 3-22

  • Classification and Composition of Clay Constituents

    Mukherjee, Swapna

    Pages 23-32

  • Internal Structures of Clay Minerals

    Mukherjee, Swapna

    Pages 33-45

  • Chemical Properties of Clay and Thermodynamic Aspects

    Mukherjee, Swapna

    Pages 46-53

  • Physical Properties of Clay and Soil Mechanics

    Mukherjee, Swapna

    Pages 54-68

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eBook $159.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6682-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Science of Clays
Book Subtitle
Applications in Industry, Engineering, and Environment
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for SAARC countries: Capital Publishing Company
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6683-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6683-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6682-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 335
Number of Illustrations and Tables
89 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Capital Publishing Company
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