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Bentonite clay keeps pollutants at bay

Will P. Gates, Abdelmalek Bouazza and G. Jock Churchman
Bentonite clay keeps pollutants at bay
Elements (April 2009) 5 (2): 105-110


Increasingly stringent regulation of pollution and waste production worldwide drives the need to isolate contaminants that pose a threat to human and environmental health by using engineered barrier systems. The relatively low cost and wide versatility of reactive barriers favour the use of bentonite as an important component in barrier systems. Current research aims to optimise the performance of bentonite-based barriers under the effects of coupled thermal, mechanical, hydraulic and chemical stresses, for a wide range of pollutants and over long time periods--tens of thousands of years in the case of nuclear waste.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 5
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Bentonite clay keeps pollutants at bay
Affiliation: Monash University, Department of Civil Engineering, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Pages: 105-110
Published: 200904
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 29
Accession Number: 2009-051210
Categories: Environmental geologyEngineering geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 4 tables
Secondary Affiliation: University of Adelaide, AUS, Australia
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 200928
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