diatomaceous earth


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diatomaceous earth

n.
A light-colored porous rock composed of the shells of diatoms.

diatomaceous earth

n
1. (Geological Science) an unconsolidated form of diatomite. Also called: kieselguhr
2. (Minerals) an unconsolidated form of diatomite. Also called: kieselguhr

di′atoma′ceous earth′


n.
a fine siliceous earth composed chiefly of the cell walls of diatoms and used in filtration. Also called di•at•o•mite (daɪˈæt əˌmaɪt)
[1880–85]
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Noun1.diatomaceous earth - a light soil consisting of siliceous diatom remains and often used as a filtering materialdiatomaceous earth - a light soil consisting of siliceous diatom remains and often used as a filtering material
filter - device that removes something from whatever passes through it
earth, ground - the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church"
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This cleaning process removes the diatomaceous earth and unwanted debris that remain after harvest.
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The objective of mixing sewage sludge with diatomaceous earth is to produce a substrate that is adequate to be used in plant cultivation and, at the same time, promote environmental sustainability.
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Fossilized diatoms are what make up diatomaceous earth, an abundant, soft, sedimentary rock rich in biogenic silica, derived from diatom cell walls.
Sartoclear Dynamics is specifically designed for cGMP processing, and consists of prefilled single-use bags contain ing ultrapure diatomaceous earth (DE) in a choice of 0.5 kg to 10 kg.
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Use a pump sprayer and spray all parts of the plant, then sprinkle diatomaceous earth under the plants.
Specially designed for cGMP processing, the technology comprises prefilled single-use bags containing ultrapure diatomaceous earth (DE) in a choice of 0.5 to 10 kg.
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