Insulation_Materials CM2131

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Diatomaceous Earth Diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring, soft, chalk-like sedimentary rock that is easily crumbled into a fine white to off- white powder. This powder has an abrasive feel, similar to pumice powder and is very light, due to its high porosity . The typical chemical composition of diatomaceous earth is 86% silica, 5% sodium, 3% magnesium and 2% iron. Diatomaceous earth consists of fossilized remains of diatoms , a type of hard-shelled algae . It is used as a filtration aid, as a mild abrasive, as a mechanical insecticide , as an absorbent for liquids, as cat litter , as an activator in blood clotting studies, and as a component of dynamite . As it is also heat-resistant, it can be used as a thermal insulator.
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Calcium Silicate Calcium silicate is a white powder with the chemical formula Ca2SiO4. It has a low bulk density and high physical water absorption. It is used as an anti-caking agent and an antacid . A white free-flowing powder derived from limestone and diatomaceous earth , calcium silicate has no known adverse effects to
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