Pellets/Chips

Bentonite Chips/Pellets are made of Premium high Swelling Natural Sodium Bentonite. These form a flexible, permanent, non-toxic seal where water flows and hydrostatic pressures are involved.

Sizes are available in 5 to 10 mm (1/4 to 3/8 inch) and any Bespoke solutions would be available.

Applications

  • Seal all types of well sealing, abandonment, seismic shot holes, grounding rods, mineral exploration holes, etc.
  • Seal surface casing for water wells and well pits.
  • Provide an intermediate seal, preventing inter-aquifer transfer.
  • Seal at the upper most aquifer and prevent entrance of surface water into aquifer.
  • Seal abandoned wells maintaining aquifer yield and artesian head.
  • Works under most conditions.

Features

  • Increased hardness and density provide better settling characteristics. Can be placed in a dry or wet borehole with the same ease as pea gravel.
  • Extremely slow swelling rate allow the proper placement of the Bentonite seal without bridging.
  • Will swell up to 15 times its dry volume when hydrated by fresh water.
  • It will provide an “in place” expansive seal.
  • Cost effect.
  • Superior characteristics where low permeability flexible seals are required.
  • It will not shrink or crack with time.
  • Non-toxic and non-polluting.
  • Eliminates void and bridging.

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