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The clay mineral attapulgite derives its non-swelling needle-like morphology from its three-dimensional crystal structure. The shape and size of the needles result in unique colloidal properties, especially resistance to high concentrations of electrolytes, and give high surface area, high porosity particles when thermally activated. Examples of industrial applications of attapulgite are reviewed with emphasis on how these characteristic properties function in the various end-uses.

Known also as diatomaceous earth and kieselguhr, diatomite is the classic material for use either as a precoat or as a filter aid. Diatomaceous earth is the fossilized remains of microscopic algae, several million years old, of which over 10 000 varieties have been recorded.

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Diatomaceous earth

(DE, otherwise known as diatomite) is a very important natural material used in industry comprising distinctive combinations of physical and chemical properties. Typically, it is a soft, friable, fine-grained, weakly cemented, porous, and light-weight sedimentary siliceous rock. Other valuable characteristics of DE are low bulk density, low thermal conductivity, inert chemical reactivity with most liquids and gases, and sparingly solubility in water. These properties classify DE as a very attractive natural material with distinctive properties, i.e., high permeability, high porosity, and large surface area.

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Hudson Resources supports Research & Development.

Please contact our team for Attapulgite clay raw ore for any trials or research.

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