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kaolin

 [ka´o-lin]
native hydrated aluminum silicate, powdered and freed from gritty particles by elutriation; used as an adsorbent and, often with pectin, an antidiarrheal.

ka·o·lin

(kā'ō-lin),
Hydrated aluminum silicate; when powdered and freed from gritty particles by elution, kaolin is used as a demulcent and adsorbent. In dentistry, used to add toughness and opacity to porcelain teeth.
Synonym(s): aluminum silicate
[Ch. kao lin, High Ridge, name of a locality in China where the substance is found in abundance]

kaolin

also

kaoline

(kā′ə-lĭn)
n.
A fine clay used in ceramics and refractories, as a filler or coating for paper and textiles, as an additive in food and toothpaste, and as an antidiarrheal drug.

kaolin

A fine clay powder used as a suspension in the treatment of DIARRHOEA and sometimes as a thick paste POULTICE to apply local heat. The term is derived from the name of the Chinese province where it was first obtained.

ka·o·lin

(kā'ō-lin)
Hydrated aluminum silicate; when powdered and freed from gritty particles by elution, used as a demulcent and adsorbent. In dentistry, used to add toughness and opacity to porcelain teeth.
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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.
For instance, when the china clay industry bolstered the economy, it did so at the expense of the environment.
In the run-up to the opening of Eden - built in a 60ft deep disused china clay pit near St Austell - a number of farmers in the locality said it should not open yet because of foot-and-mouth.
The river Fal in Cornwall, South-West England, fell victim on April 5 to a huge accidental spill of china clay sludge.
English China Clays International (ECCI) is the world's leading china clay (kaolin) company, extracting and processing china clay for the paper and ceramic industries worldwide.
He said that nobody would be allowed to steal the precious granite of Karoonjhar hills, adding that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) had given the ticket for PS-55 to a person who was involved in the illegal contracts for granite and China clay from the hilly areas.
It is mentioned that Pakistan has abundance of economically exploitable reserves of coal, rock salt, limestone and onyx marble, China clay, dolomite, fire clay, gypsum, silica sand and granite as well as precious and semiprecious stones.
Eden transformed a 160-year-old exhausted china clay quarry near St Austell into an abundant garden with rainforest and Mediterranean biomes, and was established as one of the Landmark Millennium Projects to mark the year 2000 in the UK.
Pennon has developed two disused china clay pits, known as Park and Stannon Lakes, in Cornwall as it looks to secure water supply for the south west region.
They were built to shift the products of Cornish china clay pits to the docks for onward shipment by sea, their height being exactly the same as the china clay wagons they pulled.
The report includes chapters on survey method and sources, resources, mining, quarrying, china clay, turf, other uses and activities, agriculture, industrial settlement and public amenities, transport and communications, and recommendations for further work.
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