Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology

Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology
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ISSN: 2157-7048


Hattab A

Hattab A
Research Unit: Applied Thermodynamics, National Engineering School of Gabes (ENIG)-Omar Ibn Elkhatab Street,
Zrig 6029 Gabes

  • Research Article
    Characterization of Tataouines Raw and Activated Clay
    Author(s): Hattab A, Bagane M and Chlendi MHattab A, Bagane M and Chlendi M

    This study deals with the mineralogical and thermal analysis of red clay taken from the south of Tunisia (Tataouine area) which will be used in industrial and environmental fields. In that purpose the study had recourse to several quantitative and qualitative research instruments: chemical analysis, mineralogical study and thermal analysis. The analyses were carried out by different methods such as: (i) X-ray diffraction (XRD), (ii) infrared spectroscopy (IR), (iii) thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), (iv) differential thermal analysis (DTA) and (v) cation exchange capacity (CEC). The data collected from these techniques show that illite and kaolinite are the major clay phases. The accessory minerals detected in powdered rock is calcite. The raw clay has undergone an acid activation using the sulfuric acid. The acid activation of south of Tunisia clay increase the specific surface.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7048.1000155

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