Bentonite is essentially an impure clay made of absorbent aluminum phyllosilicate. Specifications for the new dryer, which will be used to remove moisture from the clay, are:
- 10.49' dia.
- 75.45' long.
- 40.78 t/hr wet bentonite.
- 36 percent initial moisture.
- 14 percent discharge moisture.
- 10.47 t/hr water evaporation.
- Natural gas heat.