Mineralogical, geochemical and physico-chemical characterisation of compact clays

Kemp, S.J.; Wagner, D.; Vickers, B.P.. 2004 Mineralogical, geochemical and physico-chemical characterisation of compact clays. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 15pp. (IR/04/155) (Unpublished)

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This report summarises the results of mineralogical, geochemical and physico-chemical characterisation of a suite of clay-rich materials that were undergoing pore-squeezing tests as part of the Development of Capability subproject ‘Characterisation of Compact Clays – pilot Study’. A sample list is shown in Table 1. X-ray diffraction (XRD, whole-rock and <2 μm fraction) analyses were performed to determine the mineralogy of the samples while 2-ethoxyethanol (ethylene glycol monoethyl ether, EGME) surface area analyses and cation exchange capacity (CEC) determinations were carried out to assess the physico-chemical properties of the materials. The major and selected trace-element geochemistry of the samples was also investigated using X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Sustainable Soils
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Date made live: 20 Sep 2012 13:18 +0 (UTC)

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