Bentonite Types & Process
There are two types of Bentonites. i) Sodium Bentonite and ii) the Calcium Bentonites. The Bentonite which have Na as the chief exchangeable ions in their lattice are known as sodium types. The Bentonites of this area are Sodium Bentonites and are of very high quality.
- Sodium Bentonite is used for all the sectors due to high swelling, gelling and thermal durability character
- Calcium Bentonite more commonly available worldwide but with less swelling is used in oil bleaching purpose for Palm oil and it will not react with Soda and also don’t have swelling character