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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 480-485
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2012.480.485
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The Suitability of Some Egyptian Smectitic Clays for Mud Therapy

E. El-Hinnawi and S.D. Abayazeed

The present study was carried out to assess the suitability of smectitic clays from Fayum, G. Hamza and G. Um Qamar, Egypt, for application in mud therapy. The textural, mineralogical and chemical composition of the Egyptian claystones showed that they are comparable to those of muds used in pelotherapy in several other countries (for example, Italy, Spain, Turkey and Portugal). The Egyptian claystones have good heat capacities and their pastes can be applied in different treatments. The trace elements present in the claystones, namely, As, Pb, Cu, Zn, Co, Ni and Cr are within the normal ranges of average natural mud and shale and they are of no significant concern for human health in mud applications.
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E. El-Hinnawi and S.D. Abayazeed, 2012. The Suitability of Some Egyptian Smectitic Clays for Mud Therapy. Journal of Applied Sciences, 12: 480-485.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2012.480.485






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