Crystalline Silica

Case Study: Crystalline Silica Content Of Diatomaceous Earth



The Issue: Safe Work regulations require that crystalline silica levels in mineral powders must be known in order to manage respiratory risks to the workers.


The Outcome:  The forms and the concentrations of crystalline silica in mineral products are able to be determined using X-ray diffraction analysis.

Optical micrograph of diatomaceous earth:

X-ray diffraction results identifying mineralogical composition of diatomaceous earth:

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