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Author Chakraborty, Akshoy Kumar, author

Title Phase transformation of kaolinite clay / by Akshoy Kumar Chakraborty
Published New Delhi : Springer, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (346 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Thermal Evolution of Kaolinite -- Thermal Methods -- Extraction Techniques -- X-Ray Methods -- Electron Microscopy Study -- I.R. Study -- XRF Study -- Radial Electron Density Distribution (RED) -- Density & Surface Area Measurement -- Crystallization Studies of Preheated Metakaolinite -- Thermodynamic Approach -- MAS NMR -- QXRD Studies of Phases Formed -- Scanning Electron Microscopic (SEM) Study -- Hot Pressing (RHP) Study -- NAOH Leaching Study -- Various Ways of Characterization of Alkali Leached Residue -- Meta Kaolinite Phase -- Spinel Phase -- Mullite Phase -- Reasons for First and Second Exothermic Peaks -- Cristobalite Phase -- Topotaxy in K-MK-AL/SI Spinel-Mullite Reaction Series -- Dehydroxylation Mechanism -- Final Conclusion on the Thermal Effects of Kaolinite -- Bibliography
Summary The book depicts comprehensive studies on thermal decomposition of Kaolinite by different physico-chemical methods carried out by various scientists in last 100 years and results of the studies conducted by author in past 33 years. It also provides a critical analysis of different views on Kaolinite-Mullite reaction series, characterization of controversial spinel phase in Kaolinite-Mullite reaction series and explanation of DTA events of Kaolinite. The book helps both researchers and students to realise the new mechanism of transformation of Kaolinite to Mullite. The new reaction processes discussed in the book also helps ceramic experts to synthesize Mullite grains in commercial way for production of Mullite porcelain and Mullite refractory
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Kaolinite.
Chemistry, Inorganic.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 8132211537
8132211545 (electronic bk.)
9788132211549 (electronic bk.)