Clay makabaye in the far north Cameroon: study chemical and mineralogical depth

  • Authors

    • Fridolin Tchangnwa Nya University of Maroua
    • Emmanuel Ngale Haulin University of Maroua
    • Clovis Kabe University of Maroua
    • B. Touogam Touolak
    • J. M. Ndjaka
  • Clay Mineralogy, Absorbing Properties, Clay Materials, Makabaye (Maroua).
  • This scientific work was initiated as a result of many concerns facing most researchers on the nature, properties and characteristics of the clay materials northern Cameroon. Including the city of Maroua in the Far North Region Cameroon. The specific case of Makabaye is indeed the object of this science. This work can serve as a guide, and why not valuable source of information useful to a deeper understanding of the chemical and mineralogical characteristics of Makabaye clay. Judicious use of the results of this work may also lead to the formulation of the products in terracotta, with a valuation of its clays in the cosmetics industry, real estate, pharmaceuticals, and purification of vegetable oils. To achieve our results, we basically made of chemical and mineralogical analysis in the laboratory, along with a team of sworn laboratory for major tests we have done. In particular, it is the XRD X-ray analysis for the determination of mineral elements, and finally, the geochemical analysis by X-ray fluorescence, to better identify the specific chemical characteristics of the clay. We believe the views of the results obtained, absorbent properties of the clay materials, properties that can be put to good use in the purification of vegetable oils and waste water treatment.

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    Tchangnwa Nya, F., Ngale Haulin, E., Kabe, C., Touolak, B. T., & Ndjaka, J. M. (2015). Clay makabaye in the far north Cameroon: study chemical and mineralogical depth. International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 4(1), 109-115.