Diatomaceous Earth

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Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth, also known as "DE" or "DE powder", or diatomite and kieselguhr consists of the tiny micrscopic biogenic skeletons of millions of the  unicellular plants known as diatoms. Over 5 million years massive  deposits were left in freshwater lakes which covered much of what is now Nevada and eastern Oregon.

Today DE has so many varied  uses. It's a filtration media to filter liquids such as wine, beer, water, and specialty chemicals. It's also a useful functional additive in products such as soaps, paint, plastics, rubber, and even  insecticides. It is used as a natural absorbent for cat litter and floor dry, and as a source of silica in calcium and other silicates.

Our DE powder is not food grade. It is suitable as an additive in many applications and products. 

This web page is for small packages of DE Powder. We also sell full bags of particular specific grades and types. 

CAS: 68855-54-9

Appearance: White to slight gray fine Powder
Solubility: Insoluble in water.
Natural or Synthetic: Natural, consist of the fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard shelled algae.
Recommended Retest or Shelf Life: Indefinite
Storage: Cool in a cool dry place and keep tightly closed.

California Prop 65 Warning  This product does contain particles and chemicals, namely silica, that the state of California has recognized as a potential carcinogen. Check

Safety Data Sheet