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Journal of Environmental Nanotechnology

(A Quarterly Peer-reviewed and Refereed International Journal)
ISSN(Print):2279-07 48; ISSN(Online):2319-5541

Mineralogical Identification on Polluted Soils Using XRD Method


Soil samples were collected from an industrial area at Karaikal, South India. Mineralogical identification was carried out on the soil samples using powder X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) method. The XRD results indicated the presence of various minerals, namely quartz, kaolinite, hematite, aragonite, illite and calcite. XRD Method isnon-destructiveand canbe usedinthe identification ofmineralogical composition. Results were discussed and it was arrived that the method is relatively quicker andmore reliablein mineralanalysis.

Article Type: Research Article

Corresponding Author: N. Oumabady Alias Cannane 1  

Email: mnoumabady@yahoo.fr

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N. Oumabady Alias Cannane 1*,  M. Rajendran 2,  R. Selvaraju 3.  

1. Department of Physics, Bharathiyar College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikal,India.

2. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Government College of Technology Coimbatore, TN, India.

3. Department of Engineering Physics, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, India.

J. Environ. Nanotechnol. Volume 3, No.2 pp. 23-29
ISSN: 2279-0748 eISSN: 2319-5541
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