Sunday, June 10, 2007

How Diatomite Disintegrate Dangerous Gaseos?

Thank you to those of you who sent us emails, compliments, interests and questions pertaining to our Zen Wall. One of the questions relates to the mechanics of how the diatemaceous compound can actually dissipate toxins without eventually reaching a saturation point. We think it should be what is lingering on most people's mind, which did happen to us in the very beginning until the product is tested and used. We hope to make it as clearly understood as possible - No complicated technical formulas/ lab reports to confuse you here, just plain English.

Diatomite is sedimentary rock formed by the accumulation of very porous shells of diatoms (photosynthetic algae/planktons in the riverine/marine/lake). Each granule of diatomite contains millions of microscopic, hollow, perforated cylindrical shells, resulting in an inert, light-weght, highly porous, and powerful absorbent material. It is said that Diatoms are important as they make up 1/4 of the earth's plant life and produce at least 1/4 of the O2 we breathe.

Diatoms are microscopic and composed of high contents of silica. Because of its inert properties, it's also been widely used in filtration aid for wine and beer making, and also in biotechnology industry. Its high porous characteristic allows it to absorb gases, noxious material, soluble fertilizing agents, sealing wax, pasteboard, rubber erasers, fatty and acid material. It is also a good sound insulator.

Tests that have been done show that its porous properties (from the number of fine pores) drive up the absorption rate of formaldehyde, thus making it a safe product.

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