volume 40, issue 3, P613-620 2006
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2005.11.031
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N.A. Oladoja, C.M.A. Ademoroti

Abstract: The quest for simple, low-cost and high-performance decentralized wastewater treatment system for domestic application in developing nations necessitated this study. Clay samples collected from different deposits in Nigeria were characterized by studying the mineralogical and geochemical composition using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), respectively. Three major clay minerals of kaolinite, illite and smectite were identified. The geochemical studies showed the abundance of SiO…

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