Flux-Calcined Diatomaceous Earth
With nearly 100 years of experience, Dicalite’s flux-calcined diatomaceous earth provides exceptional filter aids and fillers for food and beverage processing, pool filtration and industrial applications.
Our flux-calcined diatomaceous earth is manufactured at our Burney, CA mine and processing facility. Our location has one of the highest quality commercial diatomite sources in the world and we’ve been in continuous operation since 1985.
Flux-calcined diatomaceous earth is processed and purified in a rotary kiln in the same fashion as our calcined diatomaceous earth with the addition of a natural fluxing agent to further increase agglomeration. it can be used to remove impurities at very high filtration flow rates because of its higher permeabilities.
It can also be used as a filler in the same applications as our natural diatomaceous earth products where higher abrasion, a brighter color, and larger particle sizes are required by the application. The characteristic bright white color is produced by a reaction between the fluxing agent (a salt) and the natural minerals in diatomaceous earth.
Flux-Calcined Diatomaceous Earth Products and Applications
|Product TDS||Permability (Darcies)||Production Facility||Application|
|341||0.49-073||Burney, CA||Beer, wine, chemicals, mining process, other medium filtration|
|Speedplus||0.73-1.10||Burney, CA||Beer, wine, chemicals, wasterwater treatment, oil fluid loss recovery, other medium filtration|
|375||1.10-1.44||Burney, CA||Sugars, mining processes, other medium filtration|
|Speedex||1.44-1.96||Burney, CA||Wastewater, other fine filtration, other medium & coarse Filtration|
|2500||1.96-2.73||Burney, CA||Wine filtration, sugars, corn syrup, oil seed filtration, other coarse filtration|
|Swim Pool Grade||1.96-3.61||Burney, CA||Swimming pool filtration|
|4200||2.73-3.61||Burney, CA||Wine filtration, sugars, corn syrup, oil seed filtration, other coarse filtration|
|4500||3.61-4.41||Burney, CA||Wine filtration, sugars, corn syrup, oil seed filtration, other coarse filtration|
|5000||4.41-5.29||Burney, CA||Wine filtration, sugars, corn syrup, oil seed filtration, other coarse filtration|
|6000||6.76-9.0||Burney, CA||Honey, sulfur, heavy syrup filtration, other very coarse filtration|
|7000||8.5-11.5||Burney, CA||Concentrate filtration, other very coarse filtration|
Dicalite Speedplus is an effective filter aid that removes contaminants from food and beverages. Because of its higher permeabilities, it can be used to remove impurities at very high filtration flow rates.
Benefits of Dicalite Speedplus are:
- Easy cake release
- Chemically inert
- Low density
- Particle shapes and consistency
- Reduces particulates of a wide range of sizes
- Safe for human consumption
A World of Filtration Experience
A free eBook about using diatomaceous earth, perlite, and cellulose for depth filtration. In this guide, you’ll learn:
- What makes a good filtration medium
- Your filtration options
- And how to use these filtration mediums
Contact us today to learn how we can help your processes, buy direct or from a distributor, or request a free sample of our products. We look forward to hearing from you.