Clays and Clay Minerals
Clays and clay minerals have become indispensable to modern living. They are, apart the wide use in ceramics, an essential constituent of paper, cosmetics, drugs, plastics, rubber and paints. They are also used as filters, precervatives and de-polluting agents in food industry. Of increasing importance is the huge potential of clay minerals for the synthesis of clay polymer nanocomposites with superior mechanical and thermal properties.|Clay science is multidisciplinary combining geology, mineralogy, geotechnology, and colloid chemistry. So the content of the session should range from the fundamentals and surface properties of clays and clay minerals to their industrial and environmental applications.
Jean-Frank Wagner and Barbosa Alves Daisy