MSA  Vol.2 No.5 , May 2011
Structural Properties of Synthetic Na-Hectorite Exchanged with Heavy Metals
ABSTRACT
The main objective of this study is to determine the structural characteristics of synthetic Na-Hectorite (H-Na) exchanged with heavy metals: Ni2+, Pb2+, Zn2+, Cd2+, Co2+ and Mg2+ using quantitative analysis based on the comparison between the theoretical and experimental XRD patterns. The different complexes are not homogenous. The hectorite saturated by the lead and cadmium present a segregation distribution of the layers, where as the others complexes present a random distribution.

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nullK. Salah, "Structural Properties of Synthetic Na-Hectorite Exchanged with Heavy Metals," Materials Sciences and Applications, Vol. 2 No. 5, 2011, pp. 411-415. doi: 10.4236/msa.2011.25053.
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