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Synonyms for diatomite

a light soil consisting of siliceous diatom remains and often used as a filtering material

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For those composites undergoing a moderate degree of oxidation, such as HDPE filled with sericite, mica, or diatomite, the crystallinity variations were 2-3%.
ESG has been monitoring seismicity in California's diatomite for nearly 10 years.
Diatomite is used as a base to create natural and organic fertiliser that are non-toxic, remediate soils and unlock marginal land.
In recent years diatomite has come under criticism as its heavy dust emissions have proven to be damaging to the health of the user's operatives and because of the increased cost of disposal.
SME produces its Diatomite assets using cyclic steam, and produces its Monterey assets by conventional means.
The Foulden diatomite was split using a knife or cut into blocks to partially expose leaves or flowers.
CelTiX [R] natural diatomite offers excellent opacity at significantly lower gloss value and EcoFlat [TM] natural diatomite can be used for low VOC paints.
Prior to OXY, Griffith led the surface facilities team for AERA's pioneering work in steaming tight formations of diatomite, opening up production of more than 11 billion barrels of original oil in place (BOOIP) in California.
He points to deposits of diatomite on the shores of Lough Neagh around the town of Toome.
Among construction and industrial minerals are marble, granite, limestone, clay, gypsum, gemstone, iron ore, coal, copper, silica, diatomite and others.
also rich in deposits of bauxite, copper, gold, iron, lead, silver, tin and a number of non metallic minerals, among them bentonite, diatomite,
They had noticed that this thin layer had a unique consistency that had been characterized by their team as a diatomite, which is a layer extremely rich in fossils of another algae called diatoms," he added.
Diatomite is a kind of silicate materials, it is a nonmetal deposit that it is produced from the remains of diatoms living in ocean or lakes by action in natural circumstances.
The substance contains the chemical diatomite, which absorbs lipids from the waxy outer layer of insects' exoskeletons, causing them to dehydrate.
The authors paint a vivid picture of an intellectual world in which the antiquity of man in Ireland was acrimoniously debated; a collectors' world in which individual artefacts often counted for more than assemblages, contexts or provenances; and an economic world in which recovery of antiquities was intimately linked to practices now extinct or infrequent, especially hand-cutting of peat and diatomite and hand tillage of upland areas.