Thermal Decomposition Studies of Clays From Odukpani, South-south Nigeria by Differential Thermal and Thermogravimetric Analytical Techniques [ ]

Thermal decomposition pattern of clays obtained form Odukpani, South-South Nigeria were investigated on the temperature range of 100-1000oC by simultaneous thermoanalytical methods, DTA and TGA. Occasionally, they were completed by energy dispersive analysis of X-ray (EDAX) as well as by methods of chemical analysis. The decomposition processes of the clay samples were carried out on nitrogen atmosphere. The thermo-analytical data obtained from this study yielded thermograms that provided valuable informations on the purity of the clay materials and mode of the reactions.