Bentonite

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25 Metric Ton/Metric Tons (Min. Order)
Supply Ability:
5000 Metric Ton/Metric Tons per Month
Port:
Mundra
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Place of Origin:
Gujarat, India
Brand Name:
Eskay Bentonite
Model Number:
Bentonite
Powder:
Brown
Packaging & Delivery
Packaging Details
As per client's requirement
Delivery Time
Within 3-4 weeks from the date of order confrimation
  1. BENTONITE

Bentonite is absorbent aluminium. It is essentially impure clay consisting mostly of montmorillonite. There are different types of Bentonite, each named after the respective dominant element, such as potassium (K), sodium (Na), calcium (Ca), and aluminium (Al). Bentonite usually forms from weathering of volcanic ash, most often in the presence of water. For industrial purposes, two main classes of Bentonite exist: sodium and calcium Bentonite.

 

The different types of Bentonite:

 

        i.            Sodium Bentonite

 

Sodium Bentonite expands when wet, absorbing as much as several times its dry mass in water. Because of its excellent colloidal properties, it is often used in drilling mud for oil and gas wells. The property of swelling also makes sodium Bentonite useful as a sealant, especially for the sealing of subsurface disposal systems.

 

      ii.            Calcium Bentonite

Calcium Bentonite is a useful adsorbent of ions in solution, as well as fats and oils, being a main active ingredient of fuller's earth, probably one of the earliest industrial cleaning agents.

  1. Potassium Bentonite

Also known as potash Bentonite or K-Bentonite, potassium Bentonite is potassium-rich illitic clay formed from alteration of volcanic ash.

 

Following are the varied applications of Bentonite:

 

  • Drilling
  • It can be used in cement, adhesives and ceramic bodies.
  • It can also be used as cat litter.
  • Bentonite is also used as a binding agent in the manufacture of taconite pellets as used in the steelmaking industry.
  • Fuller's earth, an ancient dry-cleaning substance, is finely ground Bentonite, typically used for purifying transformer oil.
  • Bentonite, in small percentages, is used as an ingredient in commercially designed clay bodies and ceramic glazes.