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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a superseded test for hydatidosis in humans.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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Barakade High Yield Gel: Premium grade, high-yield Wyoming Sodium Bentonite.
The effects of sodium bentonites on economic value of broiler chickens diet.
Effect of sodium bentonite and comparison of pellet vs mash on performance of broiler chickens.
SW-101: Unique modified sodium bentonite product designed to remain stable in either seawater or salt contaminated environments.
Sodium bentonite clay and starch are not new to firefighting, but the California team's idea of combining these materials to form a fire-retardant coating is apparently a first, as is the team's detailed analysis of the coating's effectiveness.
This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of cottonseed meal (CSM) treated with sodium bentonite (SB) on the performance of Hy-Line W-36 hens.
GCLs are factory-manufactured products that employ sodium bentonite and have a laboratory-certified hydraulic conductivity of 5 x 10-9 cm/sec.
Also in piglet diets, adding sodium bentonite (Schell et al.
Clay mineral such as sodium bentonite (NaB) is an expanded lattice clay of the montmorillonite group of minerals (Bates and Jackson, 1980) with a high ion exchange capacity that binds a wide range of cations (Fenn and Leng, 1989).
Two types of layered silicates were selected for latex incorporation, namely sodium fluorohectorite (synthetic) and sodium bentonite (natural origin).
The MMT was obtained by purification of natural sodium bentonite, Volclay SG-40 provided by Askania, Norrkoping, Sweden.
RHEO-CLAY: provides a high-inverted yield point (YP)--plastic viscosity (PV) ratio for improved rate of penetration, optimum hole cleaning, and greater liquid/solids separation efficiency from hydrocyclones--differs from sodium bentonite (montmorillonite) by having lower cation exchange capacity and greater yield in the presence of high hardness (Ca++ / Mg++) and sodium (Na+) values.