Proceedings of the 10th International Clays Conference, Adelaide, Australia, July 18 to 23, 1993.
Clays have provided us with the most active ingredients in soils, with building materials, with pottery and ceramics for both utility and decoration, and with coatings and fillers for paper, among other uses. The unique properties of these apparently everyday materials are being studied and used in an increasing range of industrial and environmental applications.
Clays: Controlling the Environment provides a valuable compendium of the latest results from the complete range of clay-related scientific research. It includes coverage of the economic and environmental issues as well as directions for further research and development in many vital and expanding industries. All papers in these proceedings were subject to peer review.
The topics discussed are:
Clays in industry and the environment
Surface and interlayer reactions
Clay mineral structures and chemistry
Methods of investigation
Clays in geology
The emphasis of this book reflects the vital role that clays play in controlling natural, polluted and technological environments.
Clays Controlling the Environment will be an invaluable reference source for scientific and industrial research scientists, planners and administrators, particularly those dealing in the environmental and resources areas.
"Clays: Controlling the Environment would be a fine addition to the library of any soil scientist...The primary utility of this treatise is as a handy resource of reasonably current studies for the specialist, but many of the contributions would be useful for student instruction in more specialized or advanced courses."
Robert L Tate III, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
"Clays: Controlling the Environment provides a useful compilation of research results and CSIRO is to be congratulated for the quality product…"
PH Nadeau, Clays Minerals 31 (1996)