Diatomaceous Earth

Extremely effective and economical filtration aid used for nearly a century, composed of microscopic diatoms silica structures millions of years old.

Product Specs

Filtration media composed of microscopic diatom silica structures millions of years old. DE is used in the beer and wine industries as an extremely effective and economical filtration media to facilitate liquid-solid separating. Its uniquely strong cylindrical geometry shape, high-pore volume, and low resistance to flow make it a classic filter medium. Produced by Imerys, the world’s leading supplier of natural minerals for beverage filtration and processing.

  • Made of fossilized remains of diatoms (single-cell aquatic algae) deposited on the bottoms of oceans and lakes during the Miocene Age.
  • Comprised of silica with unique cylindrical shape, high porosity, and low resistance to flow
  • Forms highly permeable but rigid and incompressible filter cakes ideal for efficient and cost-effective filtrations.
  • Two-step application; first added as a protective layer (pre-coat), and then to maintain porosity (body-feed in pressure filters).

Packaging: 50 lb, 1000 kg