Imerys Civil Engineering portfolio includes clay flocculants which help the optimum performance of slurries.
IBECO FLOC is a high performance flocculant which optimizes the dewatering process of slurries by separating the solid part from the liquid part of bentonite slurries for example in tunneling applications. IBECO FLOC improves cost through reduction of the sludge quantities requiring disposal.
IBECO FLOC has the following properties:
- Available as powder or emulsion
- With anionic, non-anionic (neutral) and cationic charge and a wide range of molecular weights and electrostatic variants
- Readily soluble in water, highly effective in very small doses, good performance even with varying pH values, fast settling rates.
IBECO DISSIP L is a highly efficient synthetic liquid dispersant. It is used in cement-bentonite based slurry works as thinner and de-flocculant. It improves the workability of the slurry. After the hardening it improves mechanical properties and reduces permeability.
Our bentonite and clay flocculants were successfully used as auxiliary media in the bentonite suspension disposal work carried out in major construction projects such as the Herrentunnel Lübeck (tunnel construction), U1 Vienna (rail network refurbishment in AT) and Sluiskil Tunnel in Terneuzen (NL).