Different Type of Silica Gel
Blue Indicating Silica Gel– Is a useful desiccant, there is a range of mesh sizes for any need. Its has many uses. It does not react with chemicals, and is odorless, tasteless, non-toxic, and non-corrosive. It is very porous and can adsorb a large amount of water due to its large internal surface area.
White Silica Gel Desiccant (granular or beaded)- comes in several mesh sizes for use in different industrial applications. Silica gel prevents corrosion on other substances, has no taste or smell , and is nontoxic and chemically non-reactive. Its internal surface area is also very large.
Silica Gel Desiccant Packets– Consumers use these packets of silica gel to absorb moisture, from medicines to electronics to, and many shoeboxes. You will often find them in compressed air systems. Due to the buildup of moisture it’s possible to prevent system breakdowns by filtering the compressed air through desiccant filter.
Blue Indicating Silica Gel Packets– this hard smooth beaded form are the naturally occurring mineral silicon dioxide that has been purified and processed. The beads are then saturated with a moisture indicating solution which, when dry this is what gives them the deep blue color. It is also known as a narrow pore silica gel and has a vast network of interconnecting pores with diameters of 20-30Å.
Orange Indicating Silica Gel Packets– Orange indicating silica gel is a useful desiccant; it has many uses in industry. Just like other silica gel varieties it is extremely porous. It meets all needs and it is made in a range of mesh sizes. It is tasteless, odorless, non-toxic, and non-corrosive and does not react with chemicals.