Bentonite possesses many remarkable qualities such as viscosity, plasticity, Thixotropic, due to which it is greatly useful in the areas of construction and civil engineering. It finds its application in the construction of walls, foundations, tunnelling, Horizontal Directional Drilling, pipe jacking, diaphragm walls, trenching, bored piling, slurry wall installation, soil sealing, hydraulic barriers, reservoirs, landfills, containment barriers, etc. It is widely accepted by civil construction industries for stabilization of slopes during excavation in unstable grounds as well as land fill applications. Bentonite is found helpful in the construction industry, mostly in a fluidic form, i.e. in the form of Bentonite slurry.
There are mainly two types of bentonite i.e. Calcium Bentonite and Sodium Bentonite. They are used in following industries which are as follows: Oil Drilling Bentonite, Foundry Bentonite, Animal Feed Bentonite, Paper Bentonite, Civil Engineering Bentonite, Construction Bentonite, Pilling Bentonite, Geosynthetic Clay Liner Bentonite, Agriculture Bentonite, Horizontal Direction Drilling Bentonite, Iron Ore Pelletizing Bentonite, Water Well Drilling Bentonite, Cat Litter Bentonite, Earthing Bentonite, Water Treatment Bentonite, Pond Sealing Bentonite and Cosmetic Bentonite.