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fuller's earth

 [ful´erz erth]
an impure aluminum silicate that has decolorizing and purifying properties. It is an absorbent used in the management of paraquat poisoning; the mode of action is by tightly binding paraquat to the clay in the formulation, which takes place in the gastrointestinal tract and facilitates elimination in the feces.

ful·ler's earth

1. an amorphous variety of kaolin of varying composition, containing an aluminum magnesium silicate. The name is derived from an ancient process of cleansing or "fulling" wool to remove the oil and dirt particles with a water slurry of earth or clay.
2. a refined clay sometimes used as a dusting powder or applied moistened with water as a form of poultice. Currently refers to any clay that can be used for the purpose of decolorizing in oil refining. Used as decolorizer for oils and other liquids, filtering medium, filler for rubber, and in agricultural formulations.
[fr. fulling, an old process of cleaning wool, with earth or clay]

ful·ler's earth

(ful'ĕrz ĕrth)
1. An amorphous variety of kaolin of varying composition, containing an aluminum magnesium silicate.
2. A refined clay sometimes used as a dusting powder or applied moistened with water as a poultice. Used as decolorizer for oils and other liquids, filtering medium, filler for rubber, and in agricultural formulations.
[fr. fulling, an old process for cleaning wool, with earth or clay]

ful·ler's earth

(ful'ĕrz ĕrth)
Amorphous variety of kaolin of varying composition, containing an aluminum magnesium silicate.
[fr. fulling, an old process for cleaning wool, with earth or clay]

fuller's earth

an absorbent, commonly used in dusting powders.
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For enhancing the properties of fuller's earth activation by inorganic acid is most commonly technique used but there is a disadvantage associated with that technique [5].
For the treatment of wastewater samples, the required dosages of the adsorbent (natural material like Bentonite, Fuller's earth, China clay and Zeolite) was added to wastewater sample, stirred well (agitator speed: 400 rpm) and kept in contact for desired contact duration and at the temperature under investigation and then filtered.
During pilot experiments with Fuller's earth, we observed a greater tendency for eggs to adhere to one another (aggregate) in the presence of suspended sediments.
Fuller's earths are found today in many parts of Germany; a gray variety at Kaaden (Kadan), Bohemia.
The main uses of bentonite and fuller's earth take advantage of their natural sorptive and thixotropic properties.
1968, Origin of the fuller's earth in the mesozoic of Southern England, Nature, (London), v.
It was treated with fuller's earth to extract the grease and thickened by beating it with water-powered hammers at his mill on the Avon.
Once a week, make up a mask of two tablespoons calamine lotion and one to two teaspoons of Fuller's Earth powder, available from health food shops.
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Use one egg, stir in an ounce of milk and a squeeze of lemon juice; add two dessertspoons of Fuller's Earth.
Rub on with a cotton cloth and sprinkle Fuller's Earth on greasy stains.
In most of its high-volume markets, such as foundry sands, iron ore pelletising and drilling muds, the consumption of bentonite and fuller's earth is driven to a large extent by macroeconomic trends, which determine the overall level of demand in end-use markets i.