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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2016)
Characterization of clays in Trichinopoly group Tamilnadu, India


Author(s): R Prabhakaran, K Babu, P Suramanian

Abstract: A combination of analytical techniques such as X-ray fluorescence(XRF), X-ray diffraction( XRD) and Fourier transform Infra red (FTIR) spectral analysis were employed to characterize clays from Trichinopoly group, Tamilnadu India. The results obtained show that enriched with high amount of silica(SiO2) 53.20-58.40℅ followed by alumina(Al2 O3) 18.33-25.51℅, Iron oxide(Fe2O3) 2.32-5.72℅,calcium(CaCO3) 2.35-4.10℅ and magnesium(MgO) 2.04-3.76℅ and trace amounts of other elements such as Ti, K, Na and Mn (0.07-1.13℅,0.99-2.84℅, 1.52-3.93℅ and 0.01-0.05℅ respectively). The XRD studies showed that the clay deposits consist predominantly of kaolinite, dickite and quartz with traceable amounts of illite, muscovite and microcline minerals. The infra red spectral analysis between 400-4000cm-1 revealed interesting wave numbers and absorption bands. The presence of above minerals were further confirmed by FTIR analysis.

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R Prabhakaran, K Babu, P Suramanian. Characterization of clays in Trichinopoly group Tamilnadu, India. Int J Chem Stud 2016;4(2):75-77.
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