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Changes in the morphology of organoclays with HDTMA+ surfactant loading
The detailed understanding of the interlayer structure of organoclays is of importance in the design of organoclay based materials and their industrial applications. In this study, TransmissionExpand
Structure of organoclays--an X-ray diffraction and thermogravimetric analysis study.
X-ray diffraction has been used to study the changes in the surface properties of a montmorillonitic clay through the changes in the basal spacings of montmorillonite (SWy-2) andExpand
Reduction and adsorption of Pb2+ in aqueous solution by nano zero-valent iron : a SEM, TEM and XPS study
This study reports the synthesis, characterization and application of nano zero-valent iron (nZVI). The nZVI was produced by a reduction method and compared with commercial available ZVI powder forExpand
Adsorbents based on montmorillonite for contaminant removal from water: A review
Clay minerals and their modified derivatives have composed a large family of adsorbents which can be used for the adsorption of most of the chemical contaminants from aqueous solution. Among thisExpand
Synthesis, characterization of palygorskite supported zero-valent iron and its application for methylene blue adsorption.
In this work, natural palygorskite impregnated with zero-valent iron (ZVI) was prepared and characterized. The combination of ZVI particles on surface of fibrous palygorskite can help to overcome theExpand
Modification of Wyoming montmorillonite surfaces using a cationic surfactant.
Surfaces of Wyoming SWy-2-Na-montmorillonite were modified using ultrasonic and hydrothermal methods through the intercalation and adsorption of the cationic surfactant octadecyltrimethylammoniumExpand
Modification of the surfaces of Wyoming montmorillonite by the cationic surfactants alkyl trimethyl, dialkyl dimethyl, and trialkyl methyl ammonium bromides.
Surfaces of a Wyoming SWy-2 sodium montmorillonite were modified using microwave radiation through intercalation with the cationic surfactants octadecyl-trimethyl ammonium bromide,Expand
Microstructure of HDTMA+-modified montmorillonite and its influence on sorption characteristics
A series of organoclays with monolayers, bilayers, pseudotrilayers, paraffin monolayers and paraffin bilayers were prepared from montmorillonite by ion exchange with hexadecyltrimethylammoniumExpand
Synthesis and characterisation of novel organopalygorskites for removal of p-nitrophenol from aqueous solution: isothermal studies.
Organopalygorskites were synthesised by using dimethyldioctadecylammonium bromide (DMDOA) and cetylpyridinium chloride (CP) with surfactant loadings equivalent to 100% and 200% CEC of theExpand
Preparation, characterization of surfactants modified clay minerals and nitrate adsorption
Organic surfactants modified clay minerals are usually used as adsorbents for hydrophobic organic contaminants remediation; this work however has shown organoclays can also work as adsorbents forExpand