Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Bentonite

  • Jan W. Gooch
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1203

\ben-tәn-īt\ n (1898) Very fine-grained clay (a mixture and not a definite mineral type) derived from volcanic ash and consisting largely of montmorillonite mineral. Two classes of Bentonite are recognized: (1) sodium bentonite, which is a swelling type in water, and (2) calcium bentonite or subbentonite, which exhibits little swelling in water. See  Aluminum Silicate. Also known as Wilkinite

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA