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Clays: Controlling the Environment

By GJ Churchman,RW Fitzpatrick,RA Eggleton
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  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Isbn : 0643105662
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 742
  • File Pdf: clays.pdf

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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 *Soil mineralogy The emphasis of this book reflects the vital role that clays play in controlling natural, polluted and technological environments.

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Of huge relevance in a number of fields, this is a survey of the different processes of soil clay mineral formation and the consequences of these processes concerning the soil ecosystem, especially plant and mineral. Two independent systems form soil materials. The first is the interaction of rocks and water, unstable minerals adjusting to surface conditions. The second is the interaction of the biosphere with clays in the upper parts of alteration profiles.

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  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Reads : 476
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Enchanting, exquisitely detailed and full of personality, Katherine Dewey's animal sculptures delight all who see them. With the friendly medium of polymer clay and the step-by-step instructions in this book, you can achieve the same magical results! Inside, Katherine leads you through then utterly charming projects, such as a sweet little bluebird, a basset hound and a white-tailed fawn. And that's just the start! The "Making Changes" chapter will help you create your own original animal creations by changing poses, making realistic bases, and even modeling your animals to look like bronze, fade and other materials.

Clay-Polymer Nanocomposites

By Khouloud Jlassi,Mohamed M. Chehimi,Sabu Thomas
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Isbn : 0323461611
  • Pages : 546
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 474
  • File Pdf: clay-polymer-nanocomposites.pdf

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Clay–Polymer Nanocomposites is a complete summary of the existing knowledge on this topic, from the basic concepts of synthesis and design to their applications in timely topics such as high-performance composites, environment, and energy issues. This book covers many aspects of synthesis such as in- situ polymerization within the interlamellar spacing of the clays or by reaction of pristine or pre-modified clays with reactive polymers and prepolymers. Indeed, nanocomposites can be prepared at industrial scale by melt mixing. Regardless the synthesis method, much is said in this book about the importance of theclay pre-modification step, which is demonstrated to be effective, on many occasions, in obtaining exfoliated nanocomposites. Clay–Polymer Nanocomposites reports the background to numerous characterization methods including solid state NMR, neutron scattering, diffraction and vibrational techniques as well as surface analytical methods, namely XPS, inverse gas chromatography and nitrogen adsorption to probe surface composition, wetting and textural/structural properties. Although not described in dedicated chapters, numerous X-ray diffraction patterns of clay–polymer nanocomposites and reference materials are displayed to account for the effects of intercalation and exfoliations of layered aluminosilicates. Finally, multiscale molecular simulation protocols are presenting for predicting morphologies and properties of nanostructured polymer systems with industrial relevance. As far as applications are concerned, Clay–Polymer Nanocomposites examines structural composites such as clay–epoxy and clay–biopolymers, the use of clay–polymer nanocomposites as reactive nanocomposite fillers, catalytic clay-(conductive) polymers and similar nanocomposites for the uptake of hazardous compounds or for controlled drug release, antibacterial applications, energy storage, and more. The most comprehensive coverage of the state of the art in clay–polymer nanocomposites, from synthesis and design to opportunities and applications Covers the various methods of characterization of clay–polymer nanocomposites - including spectroscopy, thermal analyses, and X-ray diffraction Includes a discussion of a range of application areas, including biomedicine, energy storage, biofouling resistance, and more

Evolution of a Community: The Colonisation of a Clay Inland Landscape

By Samantha Paul,John Hunt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : 1784910872
  • Pages : 257
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 486
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Chronologically documents the colonisation of a clay inland location north-west of Cambridge at the village of Longstanton and outlines how it was not an area on the periphery of activity, but part of a fully occupied landscape extending back into the Mesolithic period.

Killigrew Clay

By Rowena Summers
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Isbn : 1788634675
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 647
  • File Pdf: killigrew-clay.pdf

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Can two people from different worlds find their way to each other? Just as an unexpected passion began to blossom between Morwen Tremayne and Ben Killigrew, the fates seemed determined to stifle its growth. A long, bitter struggle between owner and workforce brought about Charles Killigrew’s sudden illness, and with it Ben’s summons to the head of the family firm. Innocent victims of other men’s antagonisms, they find themselves party to a conflict that threatens to cut them off not only from their families, but from each other... A touching, heartbreaking tale of a love that conquers all, Killigrew Clay is perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin, and Linda Finlay

Rubber-Clay Nanocomposites

By Maurizio Galimberti
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1118092872
  • Pages : 632
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 199
  • File Pdf: rubber-clay-nanocomposites.pdf

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The one-stop resource for rubber-clay nanocompositeinformation The first comprehensive, single-volume book to compile all themost important data on rubber-clay nanocomposites in one place,Rubber-Clay Nanocomposites: Science, Technology, andApplications reviews rubber-clay nanocomposites in aneasy-to-reference format designed for R&D professionals. Including contributions from experts from North America, Europe,and Asia, the book explores the properties of compounds withrubber-clay nanocomposites, including their rheology, curingkinetics, mechanical properties, and many others. Rubber-clay nanocomposites are of growing interest to thescientific and technological community, and have been shown toimprove rubber compound reinforcement and impermeability. Thesenatural mineral fillers are of potential interest for large-scaleapplications and are already making an impact in several majorfields. Packed with valuable information about the synthesis,processing, and mechanics of these reinforced rubbers, the bookcovers assorted rubber-clay nanocomposites applications, such as inautomotive tires and as polymer fillers. Promoting common knowledge and interpretation of the mostimportant aspects of rubber-clay nanocomposites, and clarifying themain results achieved in the field of rubbers and crosslinkedrubbers—something not covered in other books in thefield—Rubber-Clay Nanocomposites helps scientistsunderstand morphology, vulcanization, permeability, processingmethods, and characterization factors quickly and easily.

Soft Clay Engineering and Ground Improvement

By Jay Ameratunga,Nagaratnam Sivakugan,Braja M. Das
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 0429849044
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 254
  • File Pdf: soft-clay-engineering-and-ground-improvement.pdf

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Soft Clay Engineering and Ground Improvement covers the design and implementation of ground improvement techniques as applicable to soft clays. This particular subject poses major geotechnical challenges in civil engineering. Not only civil engineers, but planners, architects, consultants and contractors are now aware what soft soils are and the risks associated with development of such areas. The book is designed as a reference and useful tool for those in the industry, both to consultants and contractors. It also benefits researchers and academics working on ground improvement of soft soils, and serves as an excellent overview for postgraduates. University lecturers are beginning to incorporate more ground improvement topics into their curricula, and this text would be ideal for short courses for practicing engineers. It includes several examples to assist a newcomer to carry out preliminary designs. The three authors, each with dozens of years of experience, have witnessed and participated in the rapid evolvement of ground improvement in soft soils. In addition, top-tier professionals who deal with soft clays and ground improvement on a daily basis have contributed, providing their expertise in dealing with real-world problems and practical solutions.

Berlin

By David Clay Large
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Isbn : 0465010121
  • Pages : 736
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 435
  • File Pdf: berlin.pdf

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In the political history of the past century, no city has played a more prominent-though often disastrous-role than Berlin. At the same time, Berlin has also been a dynamic center of artistic and intellectual innovation. If Paris was the "Capital of the Nineteenth Century," Berlin was to become the signature city for the next hundred years. Once a symbol of modernity, in the Thirties it became associated with injustice and the abuse of power. After 1945, it became the iconic City of the Cold War. Since the fall of the Wall, Berlin has again come to represent humanity's aspirations for a new beginning, tempered by caution deriving from the traumas of the recent past. David Clay Large's definitive history of Berlin is framed by the two German unifications of 1871 and 1990. Between these two events several themes run like a thread through the city's history: a persistent inferiority complex; a distrust among many ordinary Germans, and the national leadership of the "unloved city's" electric atmosphere, fast tempo, and tradition of unruliness; its status as a magnet for immigrants, artists, intellectuals, and the young; the opening up of social, economic, and ethnic divisions as sharp as the one created by the Wall.

The Clays of Alabama

By Ruth Ketring Nuermberger
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Isbn : 0813194903
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 966
  • File Pdf: the-clays-of-alabama.pdf

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Of unique interest to the student of nineteenth century America is this account of the Alabama Clays, who in their private life were typical of the slaveholding aristocracy of the old South, but as lawyer-politicians played significant roles in state and national politics, in the development of the Democratic party, and in the affairs of the Confederacy. In the period from 1811 to 1915, the Clays were involved in many of the great problems confronting the South. This study of the Clay family includes accounts of the wartime legislation of the Confederate Congress and the activities of the Confederate Commission in Canada. Equally interesting to many readers will be the intimate view of social life in ante-bellum Washington and the story of the domestic struggles of a plantation family during and after the war, as revealed through the letters of Clement Claiborne Clay and his wife Virginia.