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An absorbent aluminum silicate clay formed from volcanic ash and used in various adhesives, cements, and ceramic fillers.

[After Benton Formation of the Rock Creek district in eastern Wyoming.]

ben′ton·it′ic (-nĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Geological Science) a valuable clay, formed by the decomposition of volcanic ash, that swells as it absorbs water: used as a filler in the building, paper, and pharmaceutical industries
[C19: from Fort Benton, Montana, USA, where found, + -ite1]


(ˈbɛn tnˌaɪt)

a porous clay that swells to several times its dry volume when absorbing water.
[1895–1900; after Fort Benton, Montana]
ben•ton•it•ic (ˌbɛn tnˈɪt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.bentonite - an absorbent aluminum silicate clay formed from volcanic ash
clay - a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired
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Technological advancements in bentonite production and increasing demand through exports are major underlying factors anticipated to fuel growth of the Asia Pacific bentonite market between 2015 and 2025.
Wet Tensile Strength (WTS) Test: This is useful for determining the quality of incoming bentonite consignments.
The aim of this study is to test, describe and interpret the internal heterogeneity of different origins of two major Upper Ordovician bentonite beds in Baltoscandia: the Sandbian Kinnekulle Bentonite of the Keila Regional Stage (Bergstrom et al.
According to sources close to the matter, the new owners will continue the production of bentonite, perlite, and zeolite, the core activity of the plant.
Working synergistically with psyllium, bentonite attracts toxins like a magnet through a chemical absorption process, in which the surfaces of toxins and bentonite bind together when they touch along the body's digestive tract.
The bentonite clay was expected to play an important role in reinforcing and compatibilizing filler.
It can be seen that the removed amounts of bromoxynil on raw Bentonite (clay) or modified Bentonite with NCP and/or HDTBP, are: (14.
The method is often used in the synthesis of pillared bentonite are intercalation and pilarization method, which is a larger cation insertion as cations alkylammonium, polyhydroxy metal ions, or positively charged colloidal particles into the space between the layers and separate the two layers, the distance of the interlayers will form a greater.
When a small quantity of demineralised water is added, initially dry bentonite clay particles strongly attract the water molecules that form hydration layers around them.
In the present study, the authors have used naturally occurring unfractionated bentonite clay, which is very cheap and abundantly available in India.
1992), Bentonite (Asselman and Garneir, 2000), Fuller's earth (Bajpai, and Vishwakarma, 2000), Zeolite (Gao, Cadena, and Peter, 1991), Dolomite (Dziubek and Kowal, 1989) and Hematite (Roques, Nugroho-Jeudy, and Lebugle, 1991) have been reported for removal of various types of contaminations from wastewater.
BENTONITE IS A ROCK composed of clay minerals formed by the alteration of minute glass particles that once were volcanic ash.