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Course Name
Turkish Kil Mineralojisi
English Clay Minerology
Course Code
JEO 580E Credit Lecture
Semester 1
3 3 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Emin Çiftçi
Course Objectives 1 To teach crystal structure of clay minerals, fundamental concepts, classification and interpretation of analytical data,
2 To teach identification of clay minerals using X-ray diffraction methods
3 To teach clay mineral diagenesis, hydrothermal alteration, organic-clay interactions, physical and chemical properties and their industrial applications,
4 To teach sample preparation techniques, using SEM, TEM, FTIR, DTA and other methods for the identification of clay minerals.
Course Description X-ray diffraction (XRD), evaluation of tetrahedral and octahedral structures, layer charge and exchangeable charge, determination of layer charge, reaction of polar organic molecules, classification of clay minerals, interpretation of XRD data, separation of particle sizes, chemical processes, chemical coordination of phillosilicates, poly-types, identification of formula structures, sample preparation techniques, investigation of clay minerals using SEM, TEM, DTA, FTIR, TG and EPMA analytical instruments, mineral equilibrium relations
Course Outcomes 1 Teach students X-ray diffraction theory, physical principles, how to operate XRD machines and application software,
2 Teach students the occurrence and classification of phyillosilicates, and crystal structures
3 Show students sample preparation techniques in laboratory and their importance in evaluation processes,
4 Teach students physical and chemical properties, such as rheological, mechanical, thermal and organic reactions, clay minerals and their industrial application
5 Teach students the importance of clays in petroleum and natural gas industry and their usages as industrial raw materials.
Pre-requisite(s) None
Required Facilities X-ray Diffractometer
Other Sample prep lab
Textbook 1 Alain M, 2006, Clays, Springer
2 Duane M. Moore and Robert C. Reynolds, 1997, X-Ray Diffraction and the Identification and Analysis of Clay Minerals, Oxford Publication
3 Soil Science Society of America Book Series, No:1, 1989, Minerals in Soil Environment
Other References Any book on clays
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