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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a superseded test for hydatidosis in humans.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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However, some crystal deposits were found on the A-S and B-S samples on the top of the bentonite layer and attached to the geosynthetic cover; the crystal deposits were the dry form of NaCl.
The Kinnekulle Bentonite is the thickest (up to 2 m in the Ostergotland area in Sweden and up to 70 cm on Hiiumaa Island in Estonia) and most widely distributed altered volcanic ash bed in the Ordovician of Baltoscandia and the BII Bentonite is the thickest (up to 30 cm) in the Pirgu Stage of Estonia.
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