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bentonite

(bĕn`tənīt'): see clayclay,
common name for a number of fine-grained, earthy materials that become plastic when wet. Chemically, clays are hydrous aluminum silicates, ordinarily containing impurities, e.g., potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, or iron, in small amounts.
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bentonite

[′bent·ən‚īt]
(geology)
A clay formed from volcanic ash decomposition and largely composed of montmorillonite and beidellite. Also known as taylorite.

bentonite

A clay, formed from decomposed volcanic ash, with a high content of the mineral montmorillonite; has the capability of absorbing a considerable amount of water, and swells accordingly.
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Ultra-soft soil samples were prepared in laboratory by mixing different percentage of commercially Wyoming available bentonite (2% to 10%) with water (90% to 98%) at the room temperature for almost 15 minutes until a homogenous mixture was obtained.
Bentonite clay consists of 85% Montmorillonite Al2Si4O10(OH)2nH2O that belongs to Semectite group [10, 11].
The purified bentonite was prepared for acid activation: 15 g [+ or -] 0.01 g of the purified sample was weighed into a flask and 200 mL of 1.0M HClwas added.
When gas release occurred through a part of the bentonite buffer, the gas pressure decreased.
Zinc Modification of Bentonite. Natural bentonite powder was first sieved (400 mesh, Taylor) before treatment with 0.2 M zinc solution (58 g ZnS[O.sub.4]-7[H.sub.2]O in 1000 ml deionized water).
In this study, powder PAC is directly mixed with dry bentonite and sand combined with bentonite slurry to prepare the PSB.
The inclusion of 0.1% and 0.3% bentonite in a diet has an influence on final body weight, total body weight gain, and average daily gain compared with the controls.
The calcium bentonite helps us by expelling these toxins.
Bobby, it might be possible to source a ton of bentonite clay and spread it or suspend it along the dam face.