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Title: Process for preparing organoclays for aqueous and polar-organic systems

Abstract

A process for preparing organoclays as thixotropic agents to control the rheology of water-based paints and other aqueous and polar-organic systems. The process relates to treating low-grade clay ores to achieve highly purified organoclays and/or to incorporate surface modifying agents onto the clay by adsorption and/or to produce highly dispersed organoclays without excessive grinding or high shear dispersion. The process involves the treatment of impure, or run-of-mine, clay using an aqueous biphasic extraction system to produce a highly dispersed clay, free of mineral impurities and with modified surface properties brought about by adsorption of the water-soluble polymers used in generating the aqueous biphasic extraction system. This invention purifies the clay to greater than 95%.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Naperville, IL)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
873486
Patent Number(s):
US 6172121
Assignee:
University of Chicago (Chicago, IL) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; preparing; organoclays; aqueous; polar-organic; systems; thixotropic; agents; control; rheology; water-based; paints; relates; treating; low-grade; clay; ores; achieve; highly; purified; incorporate; surface; modifying; adsorption; produce; dispersed; excessive; grinding; shear; dispersion; involves; treatment; impure; run-of-mine; biphasic; extraction; free; mineral; impurities; modified; properties; brought; water-soluble; polymers; generating; purifies; 95; biphasic extraction; water-soluble polymers; aqueous biphasic; modified surface; process involves; surface properties; soluble polymer; process relates; highly dispersed; produce highly; water-soluble polymer; surface modifying; modifying agent; shear dispersion; water-based paint; soluble poly; polar-organic systems; preparing organoclays; /516/106/501/507/524/

Citation Formats

Chaiko, David J. Process for preparing organoclays for aqueous and polar-organic systems. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Chaiko, David J. Process for preparing organoclays for aqueous and polar-organic systems. United States.
Chaiko, David J. Mon . "Process for preparing organoclays for aqueous and polar-organic systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873486.
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abstractNote = {A process for preparing organoclays as thixotropic agents to control the rheology of water-based paints and other aqueous and polar-organic systems. The process relates to treating low-grade clay ores to achieve highly purified organoclays and/or to incorporate surface modifying agents onto the clay by adsorption and/or to produce highly dispersed organoclays without excessive grinding or high shear dispersion. The process involves the treatment of impure, or run-of-mine, clay using an aqueous biphasic extraction system to produce a highly dispersed clay, free of mineral impurities and with modified surface properties brought about by adsorption of the water-soluble polymers used in generating the aqueous biphasic extraction system. This invention purifies the clay to greater than 95%.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
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