2nd Edition

Interfacial Chemistry of Rocks and Soils



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ISBN 9780367856823
October 28, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
264 Pages 14 Color & 45 B/W Illustrations

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Knowledge of the basic interactions that take place between geological materials and different substances is the first step in understanding the effects of adsorption and other interfacial processes on the quality of rocks and soils, and on driving these processes towards a beneficial or neutral result. Interfacial Chemistry of Rocks and Soils examines the different processes at solid and liquid interfaces of soil and rock, presenting a complete analysis that emphasizes the importance of chemical species on these interactions.

This Second Edition features novel results in the field and expanded coverage of the kinetics of interfacial processes. New content includes models of heterogeneous isotope exchange, sorption isotherms for heterovalent cation exchange, as well as sorption of anions by chemically modified clays.

Summarizing the results and knowledge of the authors’ research in this field over several decades, this volume:

  • Explores the individual components of the studied systems: the solid, the solution, and the interface
  • Discusses the characteristics and thermodynamics of the interface
  • Profiles the most important analytical methods in the study of interfacial processes
  • Demonstrates transformations initiated by interfacial processes
  • Outlines avenues of treatment that may solve geological, soil science, and environmental problems

Drawn chiefly from the authors’ years of research at the Imre Lajos Isotope Laboratory in the Department of Physical Chemistry at the University of Debrecen in Hungary, this book discusses chemical reactions on the surfaces/interfaces of soils and rocks; examines the role of these processes in environmental, colloid and geochemistry; and explores the effects on agricultural, environmental and industrial applications.

Table of Contents

Preface. Components of Soil/Rock--Solution Systems. Interfacial processes in geological systems: studies on montmorillonite model substance. Interfacial reactions at rock and soil interfaces. Experimental methods in studying interfacial processes of rocks and soils.

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Biography

Noémi M. Nagy is the professor of radiochemistry in the Imre Lajos Isotope Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, University of Debrecen, Hungary. She received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in radiochemistry at this university. She has D.Sc. degree of agrochemistry of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She has more than 35 year experience of nuclear and radiochemistry teaching. Her research interest is the study of the interfacial processes of natural sorbents, including soils, rocks, clay minerals mainly by radioactive tracer methods. Recently, she deals with the principal studies of nuclear waste storage. She has written or co-written numerous peer-reviewed and is the co-author four books in the fields of nuclear and radiochemistry as well as the interfacial chemistry of geological formations. She won the George Hevesy’s award for nuclear safety in Hungary. She is the president of the Radiochemical Scientific Committee of Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

József Kónya is the professor of radiochemistry in the Imre Lajos Isotope Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, University of Debrecen, Hungary. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in physical chemistry at this university. He has D.Sc. degree of radiochemistry of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He has more than 60 year experience of nuclear and radiochemistry teaching. His research interest is the study of the interfacial processes of natural sorbents, including soils, rocks, clay minerals mainly by radioactive tracer methods. Recently, he deals with the principal studies of nuclear waste storage. He has written or co-written numerous peer-reviewed and is the co-author four books in the fields of nuclear and radiochemistry as well as the interfacial chemistry of geological formations. He won the George Hevesy’s award for nuclear safety in Hungary.