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WHAT IS BENTONITE?
Bentonite is an absorbent aluminium phyllosilicate clay consisting mostly of montmorillonite. It was named by Wilbur C. Knight in 1898 after the Cretaceous Benton Shale near Rock River, Wyoming.
The different types of bentonite are each named after the respective dominant element, such as potassium (K), sodium (Na), calcium (Ca), and aluminium (Al). Experts debate a number of nomenclatorial problems with the classification of bentonite clays. Bentonite usually forms from weathering of volcanic ash, most often in the presence of water. However, the term bentonite, as well as a similar clay called tonstein, has been used to describe clay beds of uncertain origin. For industrial purposes, two main classes of bentonite exist: sodium and calcium bentonite. In stratigraphy and tephrochronology, completely devitrified (weathered volcanic glass) ash-fall beds are commonly referred to as K-bentonites when the dominant clay species is illite. In addition to montmorillonite and illite another common clay species that is sometimes dominant is kaolinite. Kaolinite-dominated clays are commonly referred to as tonsteins and are typically associated with coal.
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Silica (SiO2) is the name given to a group of minerals composed solely of silicon and oxygen. Found most commonly in the crystalline state, it also occurs in an amorphous form resulting from weathering or plankton fossilization.
Silica sand deposits are most commonly surface-mined in open pit operations, but dredging and underground mining are also employed. Extracted ore undergoes considerable processing to increase the silica content by reducing impurities. It is then dried and sized to produce the optimum particle size distribution for the intended application.
For industrial and manufacturing applications, deposits of silica-yielding products of at least 95% SiO2 are preferred. Silica is hard and chemically inert and has a high melting point, attributable to the strength of the bonds between the atoms. These are prized qualities in applications like foundries and filtration systems. Industrial sand’s strength, silicon dioxide (SiO2) contribution, and non-reactive properties make it an indispensable ingredient in the production of thousands of everyday products.
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$ 75.00 For 3/8" 50# Bucket (Freight not included)
WHAT IS SILICA SAND
PDSCO Bentonite Pel Plug
· Compressed, 100% chemically unaltered high swelling western sodium Bentonite pellet.
· Available in three sizes: 1/4”, 3/8”, and 1/2”
Silica Sand is quartz that over time, through the work of water and wind, has been broken down into tiny granules.
Commercial Silica Sand is widely used as a proppant by companies involved in oil and natural gas recovery in conventional and unconventional resource plays. The resource is also used in industrial processing to make everyday items such as glass, construction materials, personal care products, electronics, and even renewable materials.
Industrial sand is a term normally applied to high purity silica sand products with closely controlled sizing. It is a more precise product than common concrete and asphalt gravels.
$ 49.00 For 3/8" 50# Bucket (Freight not included)
10/20 $ 1036.00 for pallet of 56 ($ 18.50 per 50# Bag Freight Not Included)
20/40 $ 840.00 for pallet of 60 ($ 14.00 per 50# Bag Freight Not Included)
Silica sand is sold in pallet quantities only
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· A clean, virtually odorless and easy to handle Bentonite pellet which combines the high
quality yield of western Bentonite with a biodegradable nonsticking coating.
· The coating, developed by PDSCo, allows the pellets to be poured through standing
water without sticking together, eliminating voids and bridging.
· Pel-Plug TR30 has the same ability to absorb water and maintain the 8-12 times
expansion pattern that has been typical of the regular Pel-Plug Bentonite pellet.
· Pellets should be allowed to hydrate for at least 2 to 3 hours depending on water quality.