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Kieselguhr is used in used as a filtration aid, mild abrasive in products including metal polishes and toothpaste, absorbent for liquids, matting agent for coatings, reinforcing filler in plastics and rubber, anti-block in plastic films, porous support for chemical catalysts, cat litter, activator in blood clotting studies, a stabilizing component of dynamite, and a thermal insulator.
M.A. Al-Ghouti; M.A.M. Khraisheh; S.J. Allen; M.N. Ahmad. The removal of dyes from textile wastewater: a study of the physical characteristics and adsorption mechanisms of diatomaceous earth. J. Environ. Manage. 2003, 69(3), 229-238.
Ş. (Ölmez) Aytaş; S. Akyil; M. A. A. Aslani; U. Aytekin. Removal of uranium from aqueous solutions by diatomite (Kieselguhr).J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 1999,240(3), 973-976.
Hazard Statements: H335-H373
May cause respiratory irritation. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P260-P271-P304+P340-P312-P314-P501c
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant