THEORETICAL ARGILOLOGY AS A BASE FOR THE APPLICATION OF SEALING AND SORBENT CLAYS
Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Albertov 6, 12843 Praha 2, Czech Republic
The application of sealing and sorbent clays requires at least the basic knowledge of five regions and many subregions of theoretical argilology:
1. Mineral composition and principal properties of suitable clays, including their crystal structures.
2. Clay-water system.
3. The base of surface charge, ion exchange capacity and sorption selectivity of phyllosilicates.
4. Specific surface area and related properties.
5. Beneficiated and modified clays as sorbents or molecular sieves and catalysts.
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