A new source of natural nanomaterial in Pakistan for industrial applications: NanoClay

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The many uses and benefits of clays have been recognised and exploited for millennia in many cultures around the world. As well as being commonly used in construction and pottery production, they are also widely used utilized in pharmaceutical, cosmetic, engineering and healthcare applications. Montmorillonite is a clay whose properties render it suitable for multiple applications including as an active ingredient in pharmaceuticals, an ingredient in skin care products, and as a material for water treatment by adsorbing toxic heavy metals and unwanted anions.

A research group explored a new source of montmorillonite in the Koh-e-Suleiman mountain range located in South Punjab, Pakistan.

Period3 Feb 2020

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