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Solvent for bentonite clay

  1. Mar 28, 2015 #1
    Hello,

    Can anyone recommend a good solvent for sodium bentonite? I have used it as a sealant, and I need to remove it. Would it be better to dehydrate it with heat before trying to dissolve it?
     
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  3. Apr 2, 2015 #2
  4. Apr 3, 2015 #3
    Thanks for the reply. I have bentonite on a porous surface, and I wish to remove it. I have already washed the surface, but there is still a layer of bentonite. Bentonite can become very hydrated, so I need to use a solvent other than water.
     
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