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