What is the meaning of desiccant?

Answer According to the American Heritage Dictionary, desiccant is "A substance, such as calcium oxide or silica gel, that has a high affinity for water and is used as a drying agent." Read More »

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What is a desiccant salt?

A desiccant salt is a chemical that will absorb water until it is hydrated, after which it will stop absorbing. Calcium sulfate and calcium chloride are two salts used as desiccants to dry substanc... Read More »

Is desiccant toxic?

Any material used to absorb and hold moisture is known as a diseccant. The silica gel diseccants used in product packaging are environmentally friendly and non-toxic. Sometimes, however, part of th... Read More »

How to Dry Omnidry Desiccant?

Omnidry desiccant is used to keep moisture out of stored cars, guns cases, bookcases, clothes trunks---any contained area that that needs protection from excess moisture in the air. Omnidry prevent... Read More »

Is desiccant silica gel poisonous?

Silica gel is often used as a desiccant, or a material designed to absorb harmful moisture in leather products, electronics and some foods. According to Delta Adsorbents, pure silica gel beads are ... Read More »