Bentonite is a kind of clay mineral contend water, which is mainly smectite . The bentonite has some special properties, such as swelling, adhesion, adsorption, catalysis, thixotropy, suspension and cation exchange capacity, so it is widely used in various industrial fields.
The chinese bentonite reserves ranking first in the world, variety, wide distribution, spread over 26 provinces and cities, production and exports are among the best in the world. But the development and utilization and the quality is very low.Its reserves and quality is not high, not directly proportional to.
At present our country bentonite products are mainly used in: metallurgy, directional drilling engineering, chemical coating, chemical fertilizer, petroleum drilling engineering and industry output value, profit is very low, did not make full use of the rich trace elements, if things go on like this, the bentonite resources will be exhausted.
Containing bentonite is rich in trace elements, after testing, can be used in daily life and medical products. The content of mineral rich in montmorillonite and zeolite powder is not very high, but its use value is very considerable. Containing montmorillonite, can be made into medicine, is very helpful to the human digestive function. While containing zeolite powder, with a strong adhesive force, can be used as quality improver, that is a good news as we are facing the serious pollution of water resources in China .
Only the full use of trace elements in mineral in bentonite, can enhance the use value to our country. With the support of relevant national policies, The development of bentonite will go forward to the high profit and high quality directionly.