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Hyflo® Super Cel®

filter aid, flux calcined, treated with sodium carbonate

Synonym: Diatomaceous earth, flux-calcined



Related Categories Adsorbents, Filter Aids and Drying Agents, Diatomaceous Earth, Essential Chemicals, Research Essentials
quality   flux calcined
  treated with sodium carbonate
composition   Al2O3, 4.0%
  CaO, 0.5%
  Fe2O3, 1.5%
  Na2O + K2O, 3.3%
  SiO2, 89.6%
loss   ~0.2% loss on ignition, 900 °C
median particle size   18 μm (acc. to granulometric method (laser sizer))
pH   >8.5 (25 °C, 10% in aq. suspension)



1 kg in poly bottle

5 kg in fiber drum

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Hyflo is a registered trademark of Celite Corp.

Super Cel is a registered trademark of Imerys Minerals California, Inc.

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[Preparation and applications of a supported liquid-liquid extraction column with a composite diatomite material]. Bao J, Ma Z, Sun Y, et al. Se Pu 30(8), 798-803, (2012)


Turning the volume down on heavy metals using tuned diatomite. A review of diatomite and modified diatomite for the extraction of heavy metals from water. Danil de Namor AF, El Gamouz A, Frangie S, et al. J. Hazard. Mater. 241-242, 14-31, (2012)


Prussian blue caged in spongiform adsorbents using diatomite and carbon nanotubes for elimination of cesium. Hu B, Fugetsu B, Yu H, et al. J. Hazard. Mater. 217-218, 85-91, (2012)


Macroscopic and microscopic investigation of Ni(II) sequestration on diatomite by batch, XPS, and EXAFS techniques. Sheng G, Yang S, Sheng J, et al. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45(18), 7718-26, (2011)


Adsorption of Zinc(II) on diatomite and manganese-oxide-modified diatomite: a kinetic and equilibrium study. Caliskan N, Kul AR, Alkan S, et al. J. Hazard. Mater. 193, 27-36, (2011)


The separation of uranium ions by natural and modified diatomite from aqueous solution. Sprynskyy M, Kovalchuk I, and Buszewski B J. Hazard. Mater. 181(1-3), 700-7, (2010)


Adsorption of BTEX, MTBE and TAME on natural and modified diatomite. Aivalioti M, Papoulias P, Kousaiti A, et al. J. Hazard. Mater. 207-208, 117-27, (2012)


Characterization of diatomite and its application for the retention of radiocobalt: role of environmental parameters. Sheng G, Dong H, and Li Y J. Environ. Radioact. 113, 108-15, (2012)


Colloidal diatomite, radionickel, and humic substance interaction: a combined batch, XPS, and EXAFS investigation. Sheng G, Shen R, Dong H, et al. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. Int. 20(6), 3708-17, (2013)


Rhizodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons by Sesbania cannabina in bioaugmented soil with free and immobilized consortium. Maqbool F, Wang Z, Xu Y, et al. J. Hazard. Mater. 237-238, 262-9, (2012)


Influence of diatomite addition on membrane fouling and performance in a submerged membrane bioreactor. Yang XL, Song HL, Lu JL, et al. Bioresour. Technol. 101(23), 9178-84, (2010)


Characterization of radioactive contaminants and water treatment trials for the Taiwan Research Reactor's spent fuel pool. Huang CP, Lin TY, Chiao LH, et al. J. Hazard. Mater. 233-234, 140-7, (2012)


Removal of zearalenone toxin from synthetics gastric and body fluids using talc and diatomite: a batch kinetic study. Sprynskyy M, Gadzała-Kopciuch R, Nowak K, et al. Colloids Surf. B Biointerfaces 94, 7-14, (2012)


Adsorption of p-cresol on novel diatomite/carbon composites. Hadjar H, Hamdi B, and Ania CO J. Hazard. Mater. 188(1-3), 304-10, (2011)


Improved performance of diatomite-based dental nanocomposite ceramics using layer-by-layer assembly. Lu X, Xia Y, Liu M, et al. Int. J. Nanomedicine 7, 2153-64, (2012)


Use of X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) to identify physisorption and chemisorption of phosphate onto ferrihydrite-modified diatomite. Xiong W, Peng J, and Hu Y J. Colloid. Interface Sci. 368(1), 528-32, (2012)


Historical perspectives in occupational medicine. Diatomaceous earth silicosis. Abrams HK Am. J. Ind. Med. 18(5), 591-7, (1990)


Purification of recombinant EGFP by fusion with L2 (252-273) from ribosomal protein L2 using magnetic particles. Li J, Dong Y, Zhang Y, et al. J. Chromatogr. B. Analyt. Technol. Biomed. Life Sci. 917-918, 30-5, (2013)


Preparation, characterization and antimicrobial efficiency of Ag/PDDA-diatomite nanocomposite. Panáček A, Balzerová A, Prucek R, et al. Colloids Surf. B Biointerfaces 110, 191-8, (2013)


Characterization of the diatomite binding domain in the ribosomal protein L2 from E. coli and functions as an affinity tag. Li J, Zhang Y, and Yang Y Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 97(6), 2541-9, (2013)


Diatomite-supported Pd-M (M=Cu, Co, Ni) bimetal nanocatalysts for selective hydrogenation of long-chain aliphatic esters. Huang C, Zhang H, Zhao Y, et al. J. Colloid. Interface Sci. 386(1), 60-5, (2012)


Lipase-catalyzed kinetic resolution of aryltrimethylsilyl chiral alcohols. Palmeira DJ, Abreu JC, and Andrade LH Molecules 16(11), 9697-713, (2011)


Effect of surface hydrophobicity on the formation and stability of oxygen nanobubbles. Pan G and Yang B ChemPhysChem 13(8), 2205-12, (2012)


The natural diatomite from caldiran-van (Turkey): electroanalytical application to antimigraine compound naratriptan at modified carbon paste electrode. Calışkan N, Sögüt E, Saka C, et al. Comb. Chem. High Throughput Screen 13(8), 703-11, (2010)


Removal of aniline and phenol from water using raw and aluminum hydroxide-modified diatomite. Wu CD, Zhang JY, Wang L, et al. Water Sci. Technol. 67(7), 1620-6, (2013)


Sorption of Cr(III) ion from aqueous solution by two kinds of modified diatomite. Li E and Zeng X Water Sci. Technol. 66(6), 1340-7, (2012)


Production of a calcium silicate cement material from alginate impression material. Washizawa N, Narusawa H, Tamaki Y, et al. Dent. Mater. J. 31(4), 629-34, (2012)


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