Silica Gel Desiccants
Silica Gel, What is it?
Silica Gel is a glass-like, porous structure of SiO2. Pore opening size ranges a magnitude up and down from a billionth of a meter (nano-meter). The pores create a huge surface area which will bind water through surface adsorption and capillary action.
Silica Gel Desiccants are available in different qualities, which have different absorption characteristics. In general a particular silica gel will have a maximum absorbance at a particular relative humidity and the absorbance will fall off at either direction from this point.
Under optimal conditions silica gel will adsorb up to 40% of its own weight, but under practical conditions usually much less.
The absorption ability falls at temperatures above 30-40C. Although some moisture can be adsorbed at temperatures up to 80C, the risk of re-evaporation of already absorbed moisture make silica gel unsuitable for use in an environment where temperatures of above 40C may occur even temporarily.
NOTE: Silica Gel Desiccants are NOT suitable as a container desiccant, but is good for use in packages where the risk of high temperature is small.
Below is a Breakdown of Available Silica Gel Desiccants
|Name||Weight (g)||Dimension (cm)||Units/Ctn||Ctn/Pallet||Ctn Dimension (cm)||Ctn Weight (kg)|
|Silica Gel 1g||1g||1.8 x 3.8||7000||48||37 x 27.5 x 25||7.5|
|Silica Gel 5g||5g||4.5 x 6.5||2000||48||37 x 27.5 x 25||11.3|
|Silica Gel 10g||10g||6 x 8||800||48||37 x 27.5 x 25||8.5|
|Silica Gel 50g||50g||7.8 x 11||240||48||37 x 27.5 x 25||12.5|
If Silica Gel Desiccants are not what you need, Review our Clay Desiccants or Mineral Desiccant Range.