The nature of clay-cation association dictates clay behaviour in aqueous suspensions

Marchuk, Alla and Rengasamy, Pichu (2012) The nature of clay-cation association dictates clay behaviour in aqueous suspensions. In: 22nd Australian Regolith and Clays Conference (ACMS 2012), 7-10 Feb 2012, Mildura, Australia.

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Dispersive behaviour of soil clays has been explained by soil scientists using hypotheses involving various electrical diffuse double layer forces generated between colloidal clay particles suspended in water (e.g. Quirk, 2001). In natural soils, however, clay particles in soil aggregates exist as complex heterogeneous intergrowths of different clay structures intimately associated with silt, sand and biopolymers, and are confined, without being in colloidal suspension in water.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 02:21
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 00:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: clay dispersion; clay-cation bonds; homoionic clays; ionicity index
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050304 Soil Chemistry (excl. Carbon Sequestration Science)
03 Chemical Sciences > 0301 Analytical Chemistry > 030108 Separation Science
05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050305 Soil Physics
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9614 Soils > 961499 Soils not elsewhere classified

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