CHARACTERIZATION OF UGBEGUN CLAY DEPOSIT FOR ITS POTENTIAL

Authors

  • OGBEMUDIA J OGBEBOR Rubber Technology Department (Material property/Quality Control Division), Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria, PMB 1049, 300001 Benin­City, Nigeria.
  • FELIX E OKIEIMEN University of Benin, Center for Biomaterials Research, Nigeria.
  • UZOMA N OKWU Rubber Technology Department (Material property/Quality Control Division), Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria, PMB 1049, 300001 Benin­City, Nigeria.

Keywords:

Clay, Kaersutite, Titanian, Muscovite, Pphysico chemical

Abstract

A clay deposit in Edo Central Senatorial district of Nigeria [location (Global Positioning System, GPS: 6o 13’ 39.2” N; 06o 39’ 05.3”E); elevation of
259m above sea level (ASL)] has been evaluated for its potential as industrial raw material. X‐ray diffraction (XRD) results of the deposit analyzed
with Bragg‐Wulf equation, and International Center for Diffraction Data (ICDD) software has identified the deposit to contain in parts Chondrodite:
(Mg3Fe½ SiO4 (OH.O) , Titanian: (TiO4 (SiO4) (OH.O), Kaersutite: [Na Ca2 (Mg. Fe)4 Ti (Si6 Al2) O22 (O H)2, which comprise of silica tetrahedral and
aluminium (Mg) octahedral sheets. Mineral lattices are of 2:1 di‐octahedral arrangement. The physico‐chemical analysis of the deposit corroborates
the xrd results and indicates a significant molecular silica‐sesquioxide ratio of 2.06.

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Published

01-01-2010

How to Cite

OGBEBOR, O. J., F. E. OKIEIMEN, and U. N. OKWU. “CHARACTERIZATION OF UGBEGUN CLAY DEPOSIT FOR ITS POTENTIAL”. International Journal of Chemistry Research, vol. 1, no. 2, Jan. 2010, pp. 22-23, https://ijcr.info/index.php/journal/article/view/17.

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