CHEMICAL FORMULA SiO2 · nH2O + C20H14O4
DelSORB® AY25Bsilica gel is the naturally occurring mineral silicon dioxide that has been purified and processed into a hard, smooth beaded form. The beads are then saturated with a moisture indicating solution that gives them a yellow (orange) color when dry. It is also known as a narrow pore silica gel and has a vast network of interconnecting pores with diameters of 20-30Å. These pores have a strong affinity for moisture and use physical adsorption and capillary condensation to trap and hold it. Silica gel will remove moisture at temperatures as high as 220°F, but is best used at room temperature (70-90°F) and high relative humidity (60-90%Rh).
The color changes from yellow (orange) to green as it adsorbs moisture. The color typically begins to changes as the moisture content passes 6% by weight and is complete at 14% by weight. A bright green color indicates moisture saturation and that it is time to replace or regenerate the desiccant. DelSORB® AY25B meets the needs of environmentally concerned companies and conforms to European Union requirements for moisture indicating desiccants.
|Bead Size||2 – 5||mm|
|Nominal Pore Opening||20 – 30||Angstroms|
|Color Change||Yellow to Green||Indication|
|pH (Slurry)||≈ 7||pH|
|Water Adsorption Capacity|
|20%||≥ 11||% Weight|
|40%||≥ 22||% Weight|
|80%||≥ 33||% Weight|
|Size Qualification||≥ 97||%|
|Package Moisture||≤1.5||% Weight|
As a primary desiccant or blended with other desiccants in any application where visual control of moisture is required, such as compressed air dryers, gas drying, breathers, for protection of non-consumable packaged goods, drying and storage of flowers and seeds, etc. Due to the addition of the moisture indicator, DelSORB® AY25BIndicating Silica Gel should not be used in contact with products intended for consumption such as food or pharmaceuticals.
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