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​Diatomaceous earth (DE) has important non-toxic chemical characteristics, and distinctive physical properties:

  • Powder containing 80-90% amorphous silica (SiO2)

  • Also contains other essential minerals: magnesium, calcium

  • Absorbent (up to 4 times weight in water)

  • Plant available silica

  • Mild abrasive

  • Porosity (35-65%)

  • Permeability (0.1-10 MD)

  • Low density

  • Low thermal conductivity coefficient

  • Tiny particle size

  • Large surface area

  • Inert chemical reactivity

  • Recyclable, promoting circular economy

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Magnesium aluminium phyllosilicate

Chemical formula: SiO2_nH2O

Scientific name: Amorphous silicon dioxide

Our Diatomaceous earth properties:

•    100% natural West Australian Diatomaceous Earth

•    sedimentary rock composed of diatoms, that formed in a freshwater lake over thousands of years

•   consists of geologically-deposited fossilized skeletal remains of siliceous marine organisms and freshwater unicellular species, particularly algae and other diatoms 

•    Diatoms opaline silica skeletal remains of microscopic photosynthetic algae, and can be described as minute, single-celled water organisms.
•    These minute organisms are confined by a glassy crust, formed from the silicon dioxide in its source water. 
•    Compared to other Australian Diatomaceous earth deposits, our West Australian DE is unique:

- originates from freshwater, which is preferred due to being richer in silicon dioxide;

- since it was formed more recently during the Pleistocene to Recent Ages;

- naturally having a higher amorphous silica content.
are also distinctly "boat shaped"

Grey Limbo

diatomaceous earth application benefits

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