Factors affecting the viscosity and thixotropy of kaolin

- Jul 30, 2018-

Factors affecting the viscosity and thixotropy of kaolin


The viscosity and thixotropy of kaolin is related to the mineral composition, grain size and cation type in the mud. Generally, the content of the montmorillonite is more, the particles are fine, the exchangeable cations are mainly sodium, and the viscosity and the thickening coefficient are high. So it is often used to increase the viscosity and thixotropy of the clays with strong plasticity and increase the fineness, and to reduce the dilution of electrolytes and water.