What Is Molecular Sieve?


May 15, 2017 ,

What is Molecular Sieve? Molecular sieves are synthetic zeolite materials engineered with pores of precise and uniform structure and size. This allows them to preferentially adsorb gases and liquids based on molecular size and polarity. Zeolites are naturally existing, highly porous crystalline solids, belonging to the class of chemicals known as aluminosilicates. There are four […]

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Is Activated Alumina Harmful?


May 12, 2017 ,

Is Activated Alumina Harmful? Activated alumina, like most commercial desiccant material, is not harmful to people or the environment. Activated alumina is a porous solid made of aluminum oxide, or Al2O3. Though non-toxic, aluminum oxide is mildly irritating to skin and eyes with too much exposure. Please, do not eat. Fun Fact: The crystalline form […]

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What is Silica Gel?


May 12, 2017 ,

What is Silica Gel? Silica gel is a solid form of silicon dioxide, or SiO2, and it is actually more granular and hard than it is a gel. Silica gel is specifically synthesized to be highly porous, which is what gives it its adsorbing capabilities. Additionally, SiO2 is a polar compound, which allows it to […]

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Is Silica Gel Polar?


May 12, 2017 ,

Is silica gel polar? What significance does this hold for its adsorption capabilities? Silica gel is a polar adsorbent. This allows it to preferentially adsorb other polar materials. When it comes to polarity, materials interact more with like materials. This principle is particularly important to many laboratories, which use silica gel as the stationary phase […]

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Ron Naiser – New Director of Business Development and Technology at Interra Global


Mar 18, 2016

Park Ridge, Illinois, September 8, 2014 – Interra Global announced the addition of Ron Naiser to its technical support and business development team. Naiser will act as director of business development and technology. Naiser has twenty-five years experience in the molecular sieve industry providing process design services and on-site technical/troubleshooting support to over 300 natural […]

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What is Activated Alumina?


Mar 18, 2016 ,

What is Activated Alumina? Activated alumina is a porous, solid form of aluminum oxide, otherwise known as Al2O3 or alumina. This is the same mineral that makes up the precious gems ruby and sapphire, with impurities being the source of the stones’ bright colors. After activated alumina has been evacuated of existing moisture by heating […]

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