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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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The bentonite mining market consists of sales of bentonite clay by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that mine bentonite which is used externally as a clay poultice, mud pack or in the bath and, in skin care recipes.
In addition, the researchers want to find out how bentonite behaves in the gap with the mineral-poor waters typical of future ice ages.
In this study, individual samples were prepared by adding lime ranges from 2% to 10% to pre-prepared ultra-soft soil with 10% bentonite content to study the short-term effectiveness of the lime on bentonite ultra-soft soil.
Natural bentonite is hydrophilic in nature and is not an efficient adsorbent for dyes and pesticides from contaminated water.
The activated bentonite was characterized by FTIR spectroscopy (Thermo Nicolet NEXUS 670 Spectrophotometer), XRD (Philips X'Pert Pro), and TGA (NETZCH STA 409 PG/PC Thermal Analyzer).
Dueck, "Laboratory results from hydro-mechanical tests on a water unsaturated bentonite," Engineering Geology, vol.
Characterization of Natural and Zinc-Modified Bentonite. Phase composition of natural bentonite before and after zinc modification was obtained using a portable X-ray diffraction machine (Terra, Olympus).
The dosage of PAC in the PAC-amended SB mixtures was controlled at 0.3, 0.6, 0.9, and 1.2%, and the bentonite content was also designed as 10%.
Swell Well Minechem Pvt Ltd is providing Calcium Bentonite, Sodium Bentonite, Drilling Bentonite, Indian Bentonite, and Civil Bentonite.
Bentonite (a clay) have been used as a preventive medicine in clinical therapies to remove the heavy metals accumulated in different organs of the body (Moosavi et al., 2015).
Such substances were applied as adsorbents: AG-5 absorbite, valley peat, and also natural sodium and calcium bentonite clays.