Soil Analysis

Project: Soil Testing Services for Texas Sodium Bentonite, Inc.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Alpha Testing in San Antonio, TX received a sample of bentonite clay on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from Texas Sodium Bentonite, Inc. for laboratory analyses.

Classification tests were performed on the submitted sample and consisted of the Atterberg limits tests (ASTM D 4318), percent fines test (or the Amount of Material in Soils Finer Than No. 200 Sieve (ASTM D 1140), and the ıas receivedı water (moisture) content (ASTM D 2216). The results of the laboratory analyses are presented in the table below.

LABORATORY TEST RESULTS

Lab No. Material
Description
Unified Soil
Classification
(ASTM D 2487)
Moisture Content
As Received %
(ASTM D 2216)
Percent Passing
No. 200 Sieve
(ASTM D 1140)
Liquid Limit
(ASTM D 4318)
Plastic Limit
(ASTM D 4318)
Plasticity
Index
(ASTM D 4318)
S090445-18 Light Tan Fat Clay - Bentonite CH

422
393

 


Sample of a Soil Analysis

Parameter Texas Sodium
Bentonite, Inc.
Texas Sodium
Bentonite, Inc.
Duplicate
   
Moisture as Read, %

Bound Water, %

   
Atterberg Limits    
   
Liquid Limit 420 423
Plastic Limit

Plasticity Index 391 394
   
Total Metals, %    
SiO2

Al2O

Fe2O3

CaO

MgO

Na2O

K2O

   
*LOI at 3900C    

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