Hydrocarbon Liquids and Clay Microstructure

  • Robert M. Quigley
  • Federico Fernandez
Part of the Frontiers in Sedimentary Geology book series (SEDIMENTARY)


Extensive studies of the interactions between organic liquids and clay minerals have been carried out over the past 10 years. The work has dealt primarily with hydraulic conductivity, k, and the influence that organic liquids of low dielectric constant have on measured values of k (Michaels and Lin, 1954; Lambe, 1956; Mesri and Olson, 1971; Brown et al., 1984; Acar et al., 1985; Fernandez and Quigley, 1985, 1988; Foreman and Daniel, 1986; Quigley and Fernandez, 1989). In most cases, the above articles have dealt with double layer theory and resultant physicochemical effects, with little attention given to the role of soil fabric and microstructure.


Hydraulic Conductivity Void Ratio Organic Liquid Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry Compact Clay 
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  • Robert M. Quigley
  • Federico Fernandez

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