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ben·ton·ite

(ben'ton-īt),
Native colloidal hydrated aluminum silicate; an absorbent clay found in the western U.S.; it is sometimes used to treat diarrhea and skin disorders and was used as a suspending agent in lotions.
[Fort Benton, Montana, + -ite]

bentonite

Etymology: Fort Benton, Montana
colloidal, hydrated aluminum silicate that, when added to water, swells to approximately 12 times its dry size. It is used as a bulk laxative and as a base for skin care preparations. Also called mineral soap.

bentonite

(bĕn′tŏn-īt) [Fort Benton, U.S.]
A hydrated aluminosilicate that forms a thick, slippery substance when water is added. It is used as a suspending and clarifying agent. It may be heat-sterilized.

bentonite

a naturally occurring pure clay capable of absorbing much moisture and swelling considerably. Used as a compacting and dispersing agent in the manufacture of fodder pellets and cat litter. Chemically and nutritionally inert.

bentonite flocculation test
a superseded test for hydatidosis in humans.
sodium bentonite
used as a binder in pellet manufacture. A refined form of clay.
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The suspension of bentonite was prepared by dispersed of 10 gram bentonite in the destilled water under stirring at room temperature for 24 hours.
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The Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) of the samples in the form of thin films (~100 [micro]m thick) and of the powders (bentonite clay and RF resin modified bentonite clay) was carried out on a System 2000 FTIR of Perkin Elmer, with a scan range of 400-4,000 [cm.
Table 2 shows the effect on COD and BOD for different doses of Bentonite, Fuller's earth, China clay and Zeolite on various physico-chemical characteristics of combined wastewater at constant contact duration of 4 hrs and temperature of 300 K.
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Morris Homes, which owns the pond, plans to clean the pond, add Bentonite powder and repair the sluice gate.
The bentonite used in this study was collected from Inner Mongolia, China.
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