Diatomaceous earth also is known as D.E., Diatomite, Kieselgur or Kieselguhr is naturally occurring, a soft, siliceous sedimentary rock made from the ancient, fossilized, microscopic skeletal remains of diatoms- that have fossilized and accumulated over million years in the sediment of rivers, streams, lakes, and oceans.
Diatomite forms by the accumulation of the amorphous silica (opal, SiO2·nH2O) remains of dead diatoms (microscopic single-celled algae) in lacustrine or marine sediments.
It is used as a filtration aid, mild abrasive in products including metal polishes and toothpaste, mechanical insecticide, absorbent for liquids, matting agent for coatings, reinforcing filler in plastics and rubber, anti-block in plastic films, porous support for chemical catalysts, cat litter, activator in blood clotting studies, a stabilizing component of dynamite, a thermal insulator, and a soil for potted plants and trees like bonsai.
TNT mines ltd is one of the leading suppliers of DE and wholesale quantities are always available. For further information Please email us your requirements and we will provide you with the right grade of DE.