A New Perspective of Several Approaches to Clay/Electrolyte Studies

  • V. W. Truesdale
  • C. Neal
  • A. G. Thomas


Cohesive sediment behaviour is, in part, determined by physico-chemical interactions between clay and the accompanying electrolyte solution (Hatch and Rastall, 1965). For example, the rheological properties of a clay can change markedly when the electrolyte in equilibrium with the clay is changed from one containing monovalent cations to one containing divalent cations. It is important, therefore, that knowledge of the chemistry of clay/electroylte interactions be readily available to workers in a number of diverse fields where sediment behaviour is important.


Cation Exchange Capacity Interfacial Region Bulk Solution Surface Excess Reference Species 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. W. Truesdale
    • 1
  • C. Neal
    • 1
  • A. G. Thomas
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of HydrologyWallingford, OxonUK

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