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Dicalite 104

Diatomaceous Earth (DE): Natural

Absorbents, Additives & Fillers, Agriculture, Construction, Filtration, Pet Care

Two varieties of Diatomaceous Earth (DE) are made at Dicalite’s Basalt, NV location – Natural and Calcined. Processing of natural diatomaceous earth to meet customer specifications is as much of an art as it is a science. The natural diatomaceous earth products featured in this section are manufactured to meet individual customer needs across numerous industries including Construction, Agriculture, Filtration, and Additives and Functional Fillers. Once the ore is carefully selected, processing starts with size reduction; the ore is dispersed with proprietary technology liberating the Melosira, Stephanodiscus, and Eunotia diatoms from clumped aggregates. Crushed ore is then conveyed to a storage bin for feeding into the plant. Further processing involves dispersing the ore by milling and then drying out the moisture content. Separators and classifiers are then used to further size the end products. Most of Dicalite’s natural DE products’ Median Particle Diameter (MPD) range from 10 – 20µm (micron). However, finer products (<10µm) such as Dicalite 104, are available to meet a tighter micron specification. Dicalite’s Basalt, NV facility has benefited from various capital investments since 2018, resulting in noteworthy increases to capacity and thus efficiencies across numerous plant components. These improvements have yielded many certifications such as OMRI certified, registration with the FDA in the food facility registration module, compliance with Halal / Kosher requirements, and maintaining FSMA compliance where applicable to our type of production, specifically the preventative controls and accountability aspects.


Dicalite 183

Diatomaceous Earth (DE): Natural

Absorbents, Additives & Fillers, Agriculture, Construction, Filtration, Pet Care

Two varieties of Diatomaceous Earth (DE) are made at Dicalite’s Basalt, NV location – Natural and Calcined. Processing of natural diatomaceous earth to meet customer specifications is as much of an art as it is a science. The natural diatomaceous earth products featured in this section are manufactured to meet individual customer needs across numerous industries including Construction, Agriculture, Filtration, and Additives and Functional Fillers. Once the ore is carefully selected, processing starts with size reduction; the ore is dispersed with proprietary technology liberating the Melosira, Stephanodiscus, and Eunotia diatoms from clumped aggregates. Crushed ore is then conveyed to a storage bin for feeding into the plant. Further processing involves dispersing the ore by milling and then drying out the moisture content. Separators and classifiers are then used to further size the end products. Most of Dicalite’s natural DE products’ Median Particle Diameter (MPD) range from 10 – 20µm (micron). However, finer products (<10µm) such as Dicalite 104, are available to meet a tighter micron specification. Dicalite's Basalt, NV facility has benefited from various capital investments since 2018, resulting in noteworthy increases to capacity and thus efficiencies across numerous plant components. These improvements have yielded many certifications such as OMRI certified, registration with the FDA in the food facility registration module, compliance with Halal / Kosher requirements, and maintaining FSMA compliance where applicable to our type of production, specifically the preventative controls and accountability aspects.


Dicalite 215

Diatomaceous Earth (DE): Calcined

Filtration

Dicalite 215 is a calcined material produced as a baghouse product from straight calcined production. This grade cannot be precoated by itself on metal screen filters. Dicalite 215 has the lowest flowrate exhibiting a Darcy permeability of 0.02 and mean particle size of 12-18. It removes the smallest size suspended matter of any Dicalite filter aid product. Dicalite 215 is categorized as a “Polishing Grade” and is best used in filtration applications that require a very sparkling finish such as wine.


Dicalite 231

Diatomaceous Earth (DE): Calcined

Filtration

Dicalite 231 is a grade calcined without flux at 1400F – 1800F. Its flow ratio is higher than Speedflow. General uses are much the same as for Speedflow. The choice, as with any other filter aid grade, is the selection of the one which gives desired clarity with the greatest flow rate


Dicalite 2500

Diatomaceous Earth (DE): Flux-Calcined

Filtration

All Dicalite Diatomaceous Earth (DE) Flux-Calcined products (except WB6) are considered a “direct-run” product. This means that the plant is able to produce the product as the desired product coming out of the kiln. As such the properties of these products can be directly controlled ensuring less variation in product parameters. Many other high-flow rate DE products are actually by-products, and not the direct run (or primary) product. By-products are produced in less quantity, and with lesser quality than a direct run product. In addition, it is more difficult to control the product parameters which translates into a wider variation in product quality, and therefore less quality control. The high-grade DE mined from the deposit at our Burney, CA location, in addition to the direct run processing, means that most our products are more consistent on our customers’ filters allowing less adjustment due to diatomaceous earth variations. This allows the customer to focus efforts on process variations without concern for the additional variations from their filter aid.


Dicalite 341

Diatomaceous Earth (DE): Flux-Calcined

Filtration

All Dicalite Diatomaceous Earth (DE) Flux-Calcined products (except WB6) are considered a “direct-run” product. This means that the plant is able to produce the product as the desired product coming out of the kiln. As such the properties of these products can be directly controlled ensuring less variation in product parameters. Many other high-flow rate DE products are actually by-products, and not the direct run (or primary) product. By-products are produced in less quantity, and with lesser quality than a direct run product. In addition, it is more difficult to control the product parameters which translates into a wider variation in product quality, and therefore less quality control. The high-grade DE mined from the deposit at our Burney, CA location, in addition to the direct run processing, means that most our products are more consistent on our customers’ filters allowing less adjustment due to diatomaceous earth variations. This allows the customer to focus efforts on process variations without concern for the additional variations from their filter aid.


Dicalite 375

Diatomaceous Earth (DE): Flux-Calcined

Filtration

All Dicalite Diatomaceous Earth (DE) Flux-Calcined products (except WB6) are considered a “direct-run” product. This means that the plant is able to produce the product as the desired product coming out of the kiln. As such the properties of these products can be directly controlled ensuring less variation in product parameters. Many other high-flow rate DE products are actually by-products, and not the direct run (or primary) product. By-products are produced in less quantity, and with lesser quality than a direct run product. In addition, it is more difficult to control the product parameters which translates into a wider variation in product quality, and therefore less quality control. The high-grade DE mined from the deposit at our Burney, CA location, in addition to the direct run processing, means that most our products are more consistent on our customers’ filters allowing less adjustment due to diatomaceous earth variations. This allows the customer to focus efforts on process variations without concern for the additional variations from their filter aid.


Dicalite 4200

Diatomaceous Earth (DE): Flux-Calcined

Filtration

All Dicalite Diatomaceous Earth (DE) Flux-Calcined products (except WB6) are considered a “direct-run” product. This means that the plant is able to produce the product as the desired product coming out of the kiln. As such the properties of these products can be directly controlled ensuring less variation in product parameters. Many other high-flow rate DE products are actually by-products, and not the direct run (or primary) product. By-products are produced in less quantity, and with lesser quality than a direct run product. In addition, it is more difficult to control the product parameters which translates into a wider variation in product quality, and therefore less quality control. The high-grade DE mined from the deposit at our Burney, CA location, in addition to the direct run processing, means that most our products are more consistent on our customers’ filters allowing less adjustment due to diatomaceous earth variations. This allows the customer to focus efforts on process variations without concern for the additional variations from their filter aid.