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    • Keywords

       

      Calculation method; clay minerals; soil; mineral composition; chemical composition; optimization method.

    • Abstract

       

      Determination of types and amounts for clay minerals in soil are important in environmental, agricultural, and geological investigations. Many reliable methods have been established to identify clay mineral types. However, no reliable method for quantitative analysis of clay minerals has been established so far. In this study, an attempt was made to propose an optimization method for the quantitative determination of clay minerals in soil based on bulk chemical composition data. The fundamental principles and processes of the calculation are elucidated. Some samples were used for reliability verification of the method and the results prove the simplicity and efficacy of the approach.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Libo Hao1 Qiaoqiao Wei1 Yuyan Zhao1 Zilong Lu1 Xinyun Zhao1

      1. Department of Geochemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130026, China.
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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