The range of use of bentonite clay is incredibly wide. So, this includes the following areas of application:
Production of ceramics;
Swimming pools, including industrial ones;
Capacities and reservoirs of gas stations;
Roads built on soft ground;
Construction, including underground;
Manufacturing of lacquer products;
But the main scope is the use of this material in well drilling. A special liquid is made from it, with the help of which flushing work is carried out, which makes it possible to get rid of residues in the cavity of the rock well. At the same time, non-activated or activated solutions will differ significantly in quality.
The mechanism of action of such a gel-like liquid from bentonite is quite simple. It envelops the cavity of the well with the thinnest layer that prevents gas or oil from entering it. This process is called claying and it allows you to exclude the possibility of oil flowing from the well, and also allows you to speed up the drilling process.