Research Advances in Bentonite

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Published: 15 Sep 2017

Significant breakthroughs in processing bentonite and development of its applications as an adsorption barrier agent to hazardous waste/organic matter are driving competitiveness of bentonite in the high-tech materials business. This issue High-Tech Materials TOE profiles an efficient process for converting calcium bentonite to sodium bentonite, adsorption of hazardous waste using bentonite, and a method for removal of organic matter from a compound using bentonite. Also profiled is a study of the relationship between geotechnical parameters and bentonite content of bentonite-sand mixtures for creating an efficient barrier for nuclear waste repository. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio–based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Calcium bentonite, sodium bentonite, nuclear waste disposal, phosphoric acid

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