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peptized clay

1. n. [Drilling Fluids]

A clay that has been treated during manufacturing to enhance its dispersion.

Reference: Garrett RL: "Quality Requirements for Industrial Minerals Used in Drilling Fluids," Mining Engineering 39, no. 11 (November 1987): 1011-1016.

Synonyms: polyacrylate

See: APIbeneficiationbentonitecation exchange capacityclay extenderclay-water interactioncolloidhardness ionmake-up waterOCMApeptizepeptizing agent

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