• Libo Hao

      Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science

    • Optimization method for quantitative calculation of clay minerals in soil

      Libo Hao Qiaoqiao Wei Yuyan Zhao Zilong Lu Xinyun Zhao

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      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.

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