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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.
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(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]
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(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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M2 PRESSWIRE-August 27, 2019-: Global Bentonite Mining Market Report 2019: Historical Data & Forecasts 2014-2022
The variations of undrained shear strength and water content (percentage of water) with bentonite, lime and polymer contents for untreated and treated the ultra-soft soil were studied by Raheem et al., 2017.
Wine fining agents can be used in different types of wine for different purposes for instance Bentonite is required to stabilize proteins in white and rose wine.
Summary: Naturally abundant bentonite clay minerals have high cation exchange capacity (80-120 meq/g), greater surface area, enhanced swelling properties with micro and meso-porosity.
Jordanian bentonite has important physical and chemical properties, making this bentonite of special interest for industrialists, environmentalists, and engineers.
Bentonite or bentonite-based materials (e.g., a bentonite/sand mixture was used in this study) have been used by several countries as buffer and backfill materials [1-7].
In this study, natural bentonite was utilized as a carrier of zinc ions which are known to possess antimicrobial properties [8-11].
The typical SB cutoff walls are constructed by first excavating a trench with 0.6 to 1.5 m in width while simultaneously filling the trench with bentonite-water slurry (typically 6-12% by dry weight of conventional bentonite) to maintain the trench stability.
The animals were fed one of three diets; the control group received a concentrate mix and rice straw, the first treatment group (T1) received the control diets plus 0.1% bentonite, the second treatment group (T2) received the control diets plus 0.3% bentonite.
Swell Well Minechem is a renowned name in supplying quality Calcum Bentonite Powder.
Bentonite is being mined from Attock, Salt Range and Mir Pur-Bhimbar areas.