Filter Powder Distributor & Supplier - Seidler

Filter Powder

Formally known as diatomaceous earth, this siliceous, sedimentary rock crumbles easily into a fine white powder that consists of fossilized algae. It can be found in water filtration systems, mild abrasive products, anti-block in plastic films, mechanical insecticide, porous support for chemical catalysts, toothpaste, reinforcing filler in plastics and rubber, liquid absorbents, matting agents for coatings, cat litter, thermal insulators, an activator in blood clotting studies, and even as a stabilizing component in the explosive dynamite. Commercially, filter powder is used in granulated form as a raw material for packaging, in milled form for insecticide and in calcined heat-treated and activated form for filters. Filter powder in tubular form has also been used for filtering drinking water since the late 19th century, and filter powder is still used as a filtration medium in swimming pools due to its high porosity, as well as a filter for beverages that does not alter color, taste, or nutritional properties.