Celite® by its common name is diatomaceous earth. Celite® Chemical is a naturally occurring, soft, siliceous sedimentary rock comprises these deposits. Easily crumbling into a fine white powder, this substance consists of microscopic, hollow particles. These particles are typically 10-100 micrometers in size. The nature of Celite® composition leads to a high porosity and low density. Generally, the chemical compound Celite® consists of 80-90 percent silica, 2-4 percent alumina (clay materials) and 0.5-2 percent iron oxide.
Celite® powder compound is used for filtration to capture fine particles that would pass through or clog other filters such as filter paper. Celite® filtration is used for swimming pools, fish tanks and drinking water filter through this porous material. Celite® also works as a mild abrasive in products such as toothpaste, facial scrubs and metal polishes. In granulated form, Celite® is used for packaging. Other applications include low-risk insecticides, a non-caking agent in livestock and poultry feed, and in livestock nutrition research.