Quick Menu

Upcoming Journals

Chemical Science International Journal

Chemical Science International Journal, 2456-706X,Vol.: 23, Issue.: 3


Halloysite Nanoclay Polymer Composite: Synthesis, Characterization and Effect on Water Retention Behaviour of Soil


Priyal Pandey1, Giriraj1 and Nirmal De1*

1Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, India.


Article Information


(1) Dr. Pradip K. Bhowmik, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA.


(1) Mingxian Liu, Jinan University, China.

(2) Jorge Uribe-Calderon, Mexico.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/25430




Going with the theme of more crops per drop, halloysite nanotube polymer composites superabsorbent is synthesized for promotion of rain fed agriculture. The synthesized composites were characterized by Fourier transformation infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Effect of graded percentage of halloysite nanoclay addition with respect to water sorption of composites has been studied along with its effect on water retention behaviour of soil. Peak of halloysite nano tube diminishes at 7.72 A⁰ and broadens at 4.45A⁰ after polymerization reaction indicating both internal and external surface of clay had been involved in polymerization reaction. Porous morphology of superabsorbent has been confirmed by SEM. Addition of halloysite nanoclay during polymerization reaction has increased water sorption capacity of polymer composites. Maximum water sorption was observed in composites with 7% clay loading. Polymer composite treated soil has 4% to 6% more available water and higher soil moisture regime as compared to control (untreated) soil.


Keywords :

Halloysite; nanotube; polymer; soil.


Full Article - PDF    Page 1-11    Article Metrics


DOI : 10.9734/CSJI/2018/42613

Review History    Comments

Search this site

Advanced Search

Announcement & News

Nature (Impact Factor: 41.6) confirmed high standard of SDI journal and its editors

We are happy to inform that Nature (Impact Factor: 41.6) confirmed high standard of SDI journal and ...

ISI Thomson Reuters selected British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research for Emerging Sources Citation Index

We are delighted to inform that ISI Thomson Reuters selected British Journal of Pharmaceutical Resea...

SCOPUS selected Annual Research & Review in Biology (ARRB)

We are delighted to inform that famous indexing organization SCOPUS (from Elsevier) selected  A...

Index Copernicus Evaluation Result Released

We are delighted to inform that Index Copernicus (a leading indexing organization from Pol...

Journal Repository (JR): Permanent Digital Archiving of SDI journals

SDI is happy to announce that all our journals are now permanently archived in Journal Repository (J...

SDI journal got 35th ranking in Publons

We are delighted to announce (as of 04/01/2016) that British Journal of Medicine and Medical Re...

Growth of SDI and world publication market

As of 2014, total 25,064 journals are competing in World market of journal publication. In 2011, tot...

Science (IF: 31) report confirmed the high standard of SDI journal

As per a recent report (Link) of Science journal (present Impact factor 31), one of our journal (Bri...

SDI introduced Post-publication peer review by its comment section

SDI journals encourage Post-publication peer review by its comment section   Policy details a...

SDI promotes transparent Advanced OPEN peer review

We have migrated to transparent and toughest ‘Advanced OPEN peer review’ system (...


  • No Awards listed.

Browser Compatibility : Mozila firefox, Google Crome and IE 7 & above. Creative Commons License Terms & Condition   |   Privacy Policy   |   Join Us   |   Help   |   Contact Us
© Copyright 2010-2018, SCIENCEDOMAIN international. All rights reserved.