The effect of NaCl electrolyte on rheological properties of the different clay types

Esmer K., Gungor N.

International Conference on Engineering Rheology (ICER 99), Zielona Gora, Poland, 27 - 30 June 1999, pp.203-206 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Zielona Gora
  • Country: Poland
  • Page Numbers: pp.203-206
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: No


this study, we have investigated clay dispersions as a the: theologic characteristics of four different function NaCl electrolyte concentration. In the presence of NaCl electrolyte in clay / water system; clay mineral particles can aggregate in different ways; association between edge surface of neighboring particles (edge-to-edge, EE); and association between flat oxygen planes of two parallel platelets (face-to-face) association between edge surfaces and a flat oxygen planar surface (edge-to-face, EF). Electrolytes can increase or decrease the stability of the networks. The formation of gel structures with water, can be altered by the addition of NaCl and that, in this process, the type of clay, the type of the electrolyte and the concentration are influental factors.