Geochemical, Mineralogical Properties and Industrial Applicability of Kaolin in Isan Ekiti, Nigeria

Authors

  • Olatunji K.J.
  • Muhammed J.
  • Olanrewaju D.M.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/aet.v3i1.60618

Keywords:

kaolin, geochemical, mineralogical, coated paper, ceramic

Abstract

This study investigates geochemical and mineralogical property of kaolin in Isan Ekiti state, using X-Ray fluorescence and X-Ray diffractometer. The X – Ray Fluorescence of Samples is the major indicator, shows that the percentage Silicon oxide (SiO2) for both samples ranges from 50.35% to 49.76% with an average of 50.055%, Aluminum oxide (Al2O3) ranges from 24.02% to 27.25% with an average of 25.6%, Ferric Oxide (Fe2O3) ranges from 3.42% to 5.14%, with an average of 4.28%, Magnesium Oxide (MgO) ranges from 4.54% to 4.24% with an average of 4.38%, Calcium oxide from 0.67% to 0.63% with an average of 0.65%, and Potassium Oxide range from 3.97 to 2.47, with an average of 3.22%. The Results of X – Ray diffractometer for samples shows that Quartz has its peak at (34.65, 2.70, 2.01 and 2.75) 2Ө values for a sample while a sample was also identified at (32.57, 3.81, 2.23 and 1.65) 2Ө values. Kaolinite has its peak at (8.82, 4.13, 4.01, 2.84, 4.22, 4.52and 1.43) 2Ө values for a sample while another sample was also identified at (8.78,4.61, 4.42, 3.63, 6.29, 4.84 and 1.52) 2Ө values. The Anatase also has its at (4.76 and 2.32) 2Ө values for a sample while a sample was also identified at (3.64 and 3.75) 2Ө values. The Kaolinite in the samples ranges from 29.97% to 34.09% with an average of 32.03%, when compared with standard parameter, its suitable and can be used in coated paper, and when properly beneficiated, will be applicable in grades of ceramic production.

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Author Biographies

Olatunji K.J.

Minerals and Petroleum Resources Engineering Department, Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Nigeria

Muhammed J.

Minerals and Petroleum Resources Engineering Department, Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Nigeria

Olanrewaju D.M.

Minerals and Petroleum Resources Engineering Department, Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Nigeria

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Published

2023-12-15

How to Cite

Olatunji K.J., Muhammed J., & Olanrewaju D.M. (2023). Geochemical, Mineralogical Properties and Industrial Applicability of Kaolin in Isan Ekiti, Nigeria. Advances in Engineering and Technology: An International Journal, 3(1), 23–30. https://doi.org/10.3126/aet.v3i1.60618

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