publication . Conference object . 2012

Physical Properties of Latvian Clays

Jurgelāne, I; Stepanova, V; Ločs, J; Mālers, J; Bērziņa-Cimdiņa, L;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Country: Latvia
Abstract
Physical and chemical properties of clays mostly depends on its mineral and chemical composition, particle size and pH value. The mutual influence of these parameters is complex. Illite is the most abundant clay mineral in Latvia and usually used in building materials and pottery. The viscosity and plasticity of Latvian clays from several deposits were investigated and correlated with mineral composition, particle size and pH value. Fractionated and crude clay samples were used. The plasticity index obtained from Atterberg limits varies between the depth of clay samples, the average values being 23 ± 2. The clay samples were investigated with X-ray diffractomete...
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free text keywords: clays, illite, mineralogical composition, particle size distribution, viscosity, plasticity
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