Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics

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Beneficiation of Nigerian Clay with Poly Anionic Cellulose-Regular (PAC-R)

PN Onwuachi-Iheagwara


This paper documents the beneficiation of Nigerian clay from Emede in south south-Nigeria using PAC-R. The PAC-R was used in two concentrations and the effect of different concentration of Poly Anionic Cellulose-Regular (PAC-R) on the Emede clay was investigated. The experiment centred on the determination of its suitability for use in drilling mud formulation. Preliminary investigation suggests that Emede clay has a good potential for use in drilling operations when beneficiated appropriately.

Keywords: Niger delta sands; Emede clay; drilling mud

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