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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

(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.
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Polymers as additives used in modifying bentonite have been investigated for improving the hydraulic performance of bentonite-rich barriers [11-16].
Purification of Bentonite. The natural Jordanian bentonite used in this study was collected from the airport region (Al Azraq).
However, all monitoring points were completely water-saturated after 29 days, which was close to the stabilization time of the swelling pressure of the bentonite sample (see Figure 8(b)).
The animals were fed one of three diets; the control group received a concentrate mix and rice straw, the first treatment group (T1) received the control diets plus 0.1% bentonite, the second treatment group (T2) received the control diets plus 0.3% bentonite.
There are large numbers of clay minerals such as kaolin [1], montmorillonite [2, 3], bentonite [4], clinoptilolite [4], smectite [5], sepiolite [6] and zeolite [7] that are widely used for the cost-effective removal of chemical pollutants from wastewater.
Each of four tests of phenolic waste water with initial concentration of tarry substances of 100, 200, 500 and 1000 of mg/[dm.sup.3] was subjected to pressure flotation with addition of both modifications bentonite clay, absorbite and peat.
The bentonite used in this study was mined at the site at Nkalagu, Nigeria (N: 6[degrees] 55' 12.7"; E: 6[degrees] 47' 34.3"; A: 156m), separated from dirt and sun-dried for 48 h.
The comparison of the major element composition of bentonites with that of the silicate part of host rocks shows that bentonites contain significantly more [Al.sub.2][O.sub.3] and less Si[O.sub.2] and Ti[O.sub.2] (Fig.
As far as bentonite is concerned, the total world production of bentonite has increased from 13.3 million tons in 2004 [21] to 15.5 million tons in 2011 [22] while Pakistan's annual production has increased from 6,154 tons in 2004 [21] to 30,840 tons in 2011 [22].
The calcium bentonite helps us by expelling these toxins.
HYDRAUL-EZ: Specially treated bentonite drilling fluid designed for directional drilling.