Physical Characterization of Ukpor and Ahoko Clay Deposits for use as Industrial Raw Material
The physical properties of some Nigerian clays were studied in order to determine their suitability for a variety of industrial applications. From the analysis, the specific gravity of Ukpor and Ahoko clays were 1.89 and 2.26 respectively and the Plasticity Index 26.05% and 22.45%, drying shrinkage was 18.90% and 8.2% and particle size distribution showed that the samples are clays. The results show that the physical properties of the clays are within the specifications for kaolin clays and are suitable for industrial uses.
Prof. A.O. Akii Ibhadode
E.J. Eterigho and M.A. Olutoye, "Physical Characterization of Ukpor and Ahoko Clay Deposits for use as Industrial Raw Material ", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 18-19, pp. 241-247, 2007