Silica Gel Production Cost Analysis 2020
Silica gel is the amorphous and porous form of silicon dioxide, better known as silica. It is composed of an irregular tridimensional framework of alternating silicon and oxygen atoms with nanometer-scale voids or pores. The voids may consist of water or some other liquids and might be filled by gas or vacuum. In the latter case, the material is better known as silica xerogel.
A wet silica gel may be freshly prepared from alkali silicate solutions and may vary in consistency from a soft transparent gel, alike to gelatin or agar, to a hard solid, namely a water-logged xerogel. It is sometimes utilised inside the laboratory processes, for instance, to suppress convection in liquids or to prevent settling of suspended particles.
The types of silica gel are:
• Type A – These are transparent pellets, with a pore diameter of around 2.5 nm, and having drying and moistureproof properties. These can be utilised as catalyst carriers, adsorbents, separators, and variable-pressure adsorbent.
• Type B – These are translucent white pellets, having a pore diameter of 4.5–?7.0 nm, and are liquid adsorbents, drier, and perfume carriers. They may be used as
catalyst carriers or in cat litter.
• Type C – These are the translucent, micro-pored structured raw materials, used for the preparation of silica gel cat litter.
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