Organoclay for Oil Wet Solid Removal

Organoclay is a solid that can be used for oil-wet solid removal. It has been proven effective at removing oil-wet solids from a variety of applications. Organoclay is a cationic adsorbent that is also cost-effective. It is also used for wastewater treatment because it removes organic materials.

BDTA-Mt cationic organoclay

BDTA-Mt is a cationic organoclay characterized by the ability to capture nonpolar hydrophobic organic compounds, such as dimethyl phthalate. Its hydrophobic properties confer versatility in adsorption and are mediated by weak molecular forces, such as van der Waals interactions. In this study, the effectiveness of BDTA-Mt as a cationic adsorbent was confirmed, as well as the potential of organoclays in environmental applications.

Organoclay materials are used in a wide variety of industrial and personal consumer products. These include solvent-borne paints, specialty coatings, sealants, and personal care products. While the majority of organoclays are composed of monomeric or polycrystalline particles, less than 1% are extremely fine. Particle sizes in high-quality consumer applications range from 0.04 mm to 75 mm.

The chemical affinity between an organic compound and a mineral surface depends on the structure and functional groups of the organic molecules. Examples include hydrophobic long-chain aliphatic molecules, negatively charged groups such as phenolates and SO3-, and electronegative groups such as -C-O-C or -OH. The degree of affinity is affected by the water phase present in the solution.

Organoclay is formed by intercalating cationic surfactants, including quaternary ammonium compounds. These compounds change the material from a hydrophilic to a hydrophobic state. There are two main categories of cationic surfactants: those that are short alkyl chains and those that are long-chained.

The most common organic surfactants used in the preparation of organoclays are quaternary alkylammonium compounds and phosphonium-based organic cations. They improve the stability and physicochemical properties of organoclays.

Oil wet solids are removed with organoclay

Organophilic clay is a new technology that is used in oilfield produced water treatment. Its unique properties make it an effective method to remove dissolved and free hydrocarbons. Organoclay is made by combining sodium montmorillonite clay with cationic quaternary amine salts. This combination produces a porous material that traps organic pillars between its platelets.

Organoclay also removes surfactants and synthetic coolants from water. This is because these substances compete with oil and pass through the bed. In addition, organoclay does not easily get fouled because it is blended with anthracite, which has the same bulk density as organoclay. This prevents oil from filling the pores.

The removal of oil and grease from water requires a special understanding of emulsions and the coagulation and dispersal of oil droplets. It also involves breaking emulsions, coalescing oil droplets, and using post-polishing techniques to reduce the oil content. Organic clays, such as organoclay, can remove oil and grease from water seven times more efficiently than activated carbon.

Organoclay is made by modifying bentonite with quaternary amines that contain nitrogen ions. The positively charged nitrogen ions of these amines exchange onto the clay platelet. Bentonite is a chemically altered volcanic ash mineral. It has a charge of between 70 and 90 meq/gram. Organoclay can remove small amounts of common heavy metals.


Organoclay, a bentonitic clay modified with quaternary amines, is an effective and cost-effective solution for treating produced water. Its long-term use can save operators as much as 50% in operating costs. The added benefit is that organoclay requires little maintenance. It also reduces environmental impact as it can be recycled.

Organoclay is commonly used in water treatment and upstream petroleum applications. It has also been used to treat organic chemicals, PCBs, pesticides, and other organic pollutants. It can also reduce the levels of oil in water to undetectable levels. Organoclay can also be used as a prepolisher for membrane filters and ion exchange resins.

As an alternative to traditional sorbents, organoclays are highly effective at removing phenol from water. Because of their high ion exchange and adsorption capacity, they are a cost-effective solution for many applications. It is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional chemical processes.

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The present invention relates to thixotropic organoclay additives, which are intended for dispersion in highly viscous systems. These additives have the ability to impart thixotropy without the need of polar dispersants or preactivators. In addition to industrial applications, these additives are suitable for use in organic coating systems, which are characterized by their particular rheology.

There is a large body of literature on thixotropy, yet this concept has been neglected in colloid science and rational continuum mechanics. However, recent interest in glasses, gels, and soft condensed matter has brought a new set of terms to describe this phenomenon. These include aging and shear rejuvenation.

The incorporation of organophilic clays into drilling muds can improve the rheological properties of drilling fluids by increasing the thixotropic properties. This effect is especially helpful in high-temperature applications, such as those in oil or gas exploration.

Besides the benefits of Thixotropy, organoclay also exhibits excellent rheological properties. It can disperse under high shear, but can also disperse in high temperatures and pressure. This property makes it an ideal viscosifier for products with low aromatic content. Additionally, it is useful for suspending weighting materials.

Organoclay has excellent dispersibility in both non-polar and medium-polar organic solutions. Organoclay is easy to incorporate into paint production, and can be added to pigments using conventional paint-making equipment. It can be incorporated during the pigment grinding process under high or low shear. In conventional solvent-based paints, no chemical activator is necessary.

Organoclays stabilize invert emulsion fluids under high temperatures, and this is especially important for the petrochemical industry. However, a comprehensive study of these materials is still needed to understand their effects on rheological properties under high temperatures.

Chemical stability

The chemical stability of organoclay has been studied using a variety of methods. Among these methods is the use of supercritical CO2 fluids in conjunction with vacuum and mechanically stable spacings. These methods are limited, however, by the commercial availability of different structurally analogous salts.

Organoclay is a versatile material with several unique properties. Its hydrophilic and organophilic properties can be tailored for various applications. For example, organoclays can be prepared by reacting clay suspensions with a targeted organic solution. These clays can effectively adsorb organic pollutants. The clays can also be applied to a variety of remediation applications, such as P-contaminated sediments.

Organoclays are effective adsorbents and can bind a wide variety of pollutants. In addition to organic pollutants, they can also adsorb some inorganic contaminants. A number of commercial projects have successfully used organoclay. Some of them include the West Drayton site, the Long Eaton site, and the Sir John Rogerson’s quay in Dublin.

Organoclay has been studied in polymer nanocomposites, and these materials are known to enhance polymer interactions with organoclay. Some of the polymer matrices contain semi-fluorinated alkyl trichlorosilanes and oligomeric styrene. The most common polymer used to modify organoclay is maleic anhydride, which can be applied using a twin-screw extruder. When maleic anhydride-grafted polypropylene melts with organoclay, a peroxide-mediated melt intercalation occurs.

Improved organoclay compositions include quaternary ammonium compounds. These compounds are compatible with clays, and they enhance their dispersion in polymer systems. The improved organoclay has increased thermal and mechanical properties and can also be used for lubricating greases.

Benefits of Organoclay For Oil-Free Makeup

There are several benefits of using Organoclay for oil-free makeup. Its adsorption capacity, Nonionic end, and cap life are all discussed in this article. In addition, it’s easy to use and is inexpensive. You can purchase samples of Organoclay and test it yourself before purchasing.

Organoclay adsorption capacity

Various studies have been done to understand organoclay adsorption capacity. The research demonstrates that the material is capable of adsorbing different organic pollutants. In this article, we will examine the process of organoclay adsorption and some of its properties.

The adsorption capacity of organoclay is directly proportional to the amount of adsorbent used and inversely proportional to the amount of adsorption site. Higher adsorption capacity is related to higher adsorbent mass and more binding sites.

Organoclay adsorption capacity is one of the major factors that determine the efficiency of a filtration system. In the case of wastewater treatment plants, organoclay is a preferred option for removing organic pollutants. Its high adsorption capacity enables it to remove a large range of organic pollutants. It can also be used as a pre-treatment for Granular Activated Carbon, which extends the life of the carbon vessel. It is a cost-effective alternative to conventional filtration methods.

Organoclay adsorption capacity is related to the chemical structure of the material. Adsorption of cadmium, for example, is achieved by means of a coordination between Cd(II) and the imidazole cation of the methyl group.

To determine the rate constant, we need to know the initial and equilibrium concentration of the organic compound. The data obtained from the experiments suggest that the rate constant is 294 to 303 mg/g at 25 deg C. The values obtained from the model are generally in good agreement with experimental values.

The research conducted in this article demonstrates that organoclay adsorption capacity can be improved by adding Quaternary ammonium salt. Organoclay with quaternary ammonium salt is also an effective adsorbent in water/oil separation. In addition to this, samples of organoclay with and without salt treatment were characterized by XRD and thermogravimetric analysis. The TGA results show that salt is incorporated into the structure of the clay, which is consistent with the organophilic characteristics of organoclay.

Nonionic surfactant end

The hydrophobic surface of organoclay materials at high loadings is an important characteristic for the adsorption of different organic compounds. These compounds include pesticides, herbicides, and daily-life products. The structure and chemical properties of the surfactants play an important role in improving the efficiency of sequestration.

The crystalline structure of organoclay is comprised of C12-C14 alkyl chains. It also contains short-chain hydrocarbon radicals. This results in a maximum detergency. Its cloud point varies depending on the type of nonionic surfactant used.

Nonionic surfactants have multiple interests in the preparation of organoclay, including their low toxicity and biodegradability. These compounds also possess excellent water solubility. Moreover, they show dual hydrophobic/hydrophilic characteristics, which enhance the adsorption of various nature chemicals. Furthermore, nonionic surfactants can perform ion exchanges and have wide interlayer spaces.

The versatility of organoclay nonionic surfactant is best demonstrated by the adsorption of various antibiotics. In one study, Brij0.4-Mt was able to adsorb a total of 4.8 x 10-4 mol/g of antibiotics. This shows that the nonionic organoclay is the most versatile material in the pool of antibiotics.

Nonionic organoclay seems to be the most effective sorbent. Its unique dual hydrophobic/hydrophilic nature allows it to achieve a favorable compromise between hydrophobic pharmaceuticals and hydrophilic adsorption sites. However, it is important to note that the presence of surfactants may increase the adsorption efficiency of organoclay.

Organoclays can be prepared with conventional quaternary ammonium cationic surfactants and nonionic surfactants. However, cationic organoclays are not compatible with inorganic cations. The ion exchange properties of nonionic organoclays make them suitable for many applications.

Capacity to remove oils

Organoclay has the capacity to remove oil from water and aqueous solutions. The adsorption efficiency depends on the thickness of the organoclay bed and the initial oil concentration. Its capacity to remove oil decreases with the flow rate and can range from 50% to 70%.

Organoclay is also effective at removing surfactants and synthetic coolants from water. These compounds compete with organoclay for oil and pass through the bed. In addition, organoclay can remove glycol and antifreeze from water that is at a pH level of 5 or lower.

The adsorption efficiency of organoclay is better than carbon in many applications. Its higher adsorption capacity can be used to treat a larger volume of aqueous solutions than carbon. It can also remove methylene chloride better than carbon, though the adsorption efficiency decreases with increasing aqueous solubility.

Organoclay has been studied in order to improve its capability to absorb hydrocarbons. In Nigeria, researchers studied the capacity of organoclay to absorb petroleum-derived fuels. They also studied the effect of temperature on the adsorption capacity of the material. They also found out that higher agitation time increases the adsorption capacity of the material.

Organoclay is capable of removing 100% of oil from oil in water emulsions. The initial concentration of oily water is about 1,000 ppm, and the organoclay can lower the concentration of oil to 5 ppm or less. This means that the oily wastewater can be reused.

Organoclay has the capacity to remove seven times more oil than activated carbon. It also has the capacity to remove polynuclear aromatics, gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, and Bunker C oil. Additionally, it can remove phenol and BTEX.

Capacity to extend cap life

Organoclays are the preferred adsorption media for removing organic contaminants from water and sediment. They are specially modified to be highly attractive to organic molecules. Their adsorption capacity and low blinding pore density reduces the overall cap thickness required and extends cap life. Moreover, they can be used as pretreatment media before activated carbon.

During the preparation of organoclay granules, the materials were moistened with 50 mL of distilled water, which served as a liquid binder to promote agglomeration. In addition, the water was sprayed through a nebulizer to reduce the size of big granules. After this, the granules were dried at 60 degC overnight. Then, the particles were sieved to select particles with a diameter of 2 mm.

Organoclay has the potential to extend the life of activated carbon by removing larger molecular organics. Organoclay also enhances the performance of activated carbon in steam condensates and oil-contaminated waters. Its unique properties make it an excellent choice for a variety of wastewater treatment applications.

However, there are some limitations to organoclay in this context. Because of the aforementioned limitations, long-term monitoring is necessary. In addition, sedimentation occurs at varying rates and intensities. This means that the cap’s performance must be carefully studied to determine its long-term effectiveness.


The cost of using Organoclay is not prohibitive. In fact, the process can significantly reduce operating costs. In one case, an owner/operator saved 50% of operating costs after adding a tank of Organoclay. The added tank also requires minimal maintenance. Organoclay also has the added benefit of extending the life of a GAC bed.

Organoclay is widely used for water treatment, including wastewater treatment. It is also used in the upstream petroleum industry. While its primary use is in water treatment, it has many other applications. It can be used to treat organic chemicals, PCBs, and pesticides, and can even reduce oil to non-detectable levels.

Organoclay is a hybrid material containing clay minerals and surfactants. The inclusion of cationic surfactants in this clay improves the specific surface area and adsorption capacity. Because of the increased specific surface area, Organoclay has been used extensively in environmental remediation for heavy metals, organic compounds, and pesticides.

Organoclay can also be used to treat water contaminated with metals. The quaternary amines in the clay platelets have a high positive charge, and they are able to capture small amounts of metallic contaminants. In the case of colloidal nickel, organoclay-based systems were used to remove nickel compounds and lower the nickel content in the effluent compared to local discharge limits.

A small system of this type was used at an Air Force base. The water containing 1,000 ppm of oil was allowed to sit in a settling tank for four hours. Afterwards, more oil rose to the surface and was skimmed off. After the organoclay was added to the water, the remaining water contained only five ppm of oil.

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