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Silica Sand

Silica Sand Silica Sand
IUPAC Name
HS Code
250510
Formula
SiO2
Appearance
Solid Crystals
Cas No.
14808-60-7
Common Names
Silicon Dioxide
Packaging
- -
Category
  • Construction
  • Glass
Sub Category
  • Construction

 

Brief Overview

Silica Sand is typically a form of Silicon dioxide (SiO2), made up of two main elements - silica and oxygen. The most common form of Silicon dioxide is quartz, which is a chemically inert and hard mineral that is naturally broken down into tiny granules over time through the wind and water called Silica Sand. The sand can differ in colour and size of the granules, depending on where it was sourced from.

 

Manufacturing Process

During the manufacturing process of silica sand, the raw sand is mined from each sand mine and is firstly fed into the process plant to remove impurities. Then, such processed sand is separated into various sizes by the sizing process in order to meet every size requirement for the specific use.

 

Industrial Use:

Industrial silica is used in many different industries, the main ones being the foundries, construction (as a structural component in a number of construction products like flooring, mortars, cement, asphalt, and other industrial materials), glass, ceramics, and the chemical industry. Silica sand is also used in water filtration and agriculture.

 

Sports Facilities:

Golf Courses & Sports Fields: Silica sand is used for bunkers and greens on golf courses, as well as for natural and synthetic sports fields.