Reference : Mineralogical and Chemical Characterizations of Natural Clays from NW Cameroon
Scientific congresses and symposiums : Poster
Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Earth sciences & physical geography
Mineralogical and Chemical Characterizations of Natural Clays from NW Cameroon
Mache, Jacques Richard mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > > Form. doct. sc. (géologie - Bologne)]
Fagel, Nathalie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de géologie > Argiles, géochimie et environnements sédimentaires >]
Njoya, André mailto [ > > ]
Congres SEM-SEA 2012
27 au 30 juin 2012
[en] Cameroon ; Central-Africa ; Clay ; Physico-chemical characteristics ; Mineralogy
[en] In this study physical and chemical characterization of seven clay samples from Cameroon is reported. The various analysis show that the main clay mineral in all samples is smectite with a small amount of kaolinite; some non clay minerals as cristobalite, K-feldspars, plagioclase, ilmenite and quartz are also present. The Cation Exchange Capacities range from 24.2 to 62.0 meq/100g. The specific surface area range from 58 to 123 m2/g. The chemical composition of the clays is dominated by SiO2, Al2O3 and Fe2O3 whereas MgO and Na2O are present only in small quantities.
Erasmus mundus ACP
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public

File(s) associated to this reference

Fulltext file(s):

Open access
Mache_2012_Clay Cameroon.pdfPublisher postprint710.65 kBView/Open
Open access
Poster_Bilbao_2012.pdfPublisher postprint1.16 MBView/Open

Bookmark and Share SFX Query

All documents in ORBi are protected by a user license.