Activated Alumina

May 6, 2017

Is Activated Alumina the Best Air Drying Desiccant?

Known as ‘adsorption’, taking in water and drying air are the main functions for this particular desiccant. When humidity molecules appear in the air, they can lead to corrosion in machinery as well as ice formations which, as you can imagine, can be dangerous and damaging. Therefore, it is important to remove these molecules so the machinery and equipment can …

Molecular Sieve

November 14, 2016

What is Molecular Sieve?

Molecular Sieve Desiccants are typically used for drying gases and liquids.  They are made up of a crystalline composition which makes them even more effective than other types of desiccants. These sieves are extremely helpful in cryogenic operations, during this process all water must be removed to avoid freezing. Molecular Sieves come in multiple ranges of absorbency, along with molecule shape and sieve surface. …

Food Storage

April 28, 2016

Some Facts about Food Storage

How do you prevent a food storage problem before it happens? For those who like to save money buying bulk food products such as pastas, cereals, rice, flours and spices, these items and any many like them are all hyper-sensitive to the exposure of air.  When opening sealed packages to store dry goods in canisters, use oxygen absorbers to protect them until you …

Air Circulation 300

March 16, 2016

Controlling Moisture Damage to Hearth and Home

Controlling Moisture Damage to Hearth and Home Even within newer homes, it is not easy maintaining a balanced climate that is crucial to those living within it while at the same time preserving one’s possessions i.e. computers and TV’s, cellular devices, appliances, and firearms just to name a few from the elements that will diminish their performance. The ideal situation …

Blue Indicating Granular Silica Gel

February 10, 2016

What is the difference between white, blue and orange silica gel?

Silica Gel Desiccant Silica Gel is used in protecting goods against excess moisture, which can promote the growth of mold, spoilage and corrosion. Silicon dioxide is the primary component of silica gel that is treated into a granular or beaded form. As a desiccant, silica gel has a strong affinity for water molecules. Silica gel is available in packets or loose …

Silica Gel Unit Packs

May 19, 2014

Desiccants, How are they used? What do they do?

There are several kinds of desiccant products available in the market, including silica gel, activated carbon, calcium sulfate, molecular sieve etc. They are used for different purposes and different places. It is very important to use the right kind of desiccant for the recommended purpose. For instance, salt is a desiccant product, but leads to the corrosion of metal objects …