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What Is Silica Sand & How Is It Different From Regular Sand?

In this post we’re going to answer three common questions about silica sand:

  • What is silica sand?
  • How is silica sand different from regular sand?
  • What is silica sand used for?

If you want to jump right into what silica sand is used for, here are seven of the most common uses for silica sand in 2019:

  1. Golf courses & sports fields
  2. Industrial abrasives
  3. Filtration media
  4. Glassmaking
  5. Paints & coatings
  6. Ceramics
  7. Construction materials

Let’s get started!

What Is Silica Sand?

Silica sand, also known as quartz sand, white sand, or industrial sand, is made up of two main elements: silica and oxygen. Specifically, silica sand is made up of silicon dioxide (SiO2).

The most common form of SiO2 is quartz – a chemically inert and relatively hard mineral. SiO2 grades at a 7 out of 10 on Mohs hardness scale, making it ideal for use as filtration media and abrasive blasting sands.

Although quartz is often white or colourless, it can come in a wide range of shades. The colour of each sand deposit depends largely on the variety of minerals and rock detritus that make up the resource.

In order to be considered a silica sand the material must contain at least 95% SiO2 and less than 0.6% iron oxide. If the sand does not meet this criteria, it will qualify as what’s often called ‘regular’ sand.

How Silica Sand Is Different From Regular Sand

Regular sandalso known as feldspathic sand, brown sand, or construction sand, will always contain some silica, but only in amounts less than 95%. For example, typical brown sand used for concrete applications can contain up to 80% SiO2, along with varying amounts of iron, carbonate, potassium, and other trace elements/minerals.

These ‘impurities’ make regular sand more chemically reactive and often darker in colour when compared to silica sand. The color for non-silica sands (regular sands) can be various shades white, pink, green, and black as well – depending on the geological makeup and geographic location of the sand deposit.

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High Purity Quartz Market Size is Projected To Reach USD 803,340 Million By 2027 At A CAGR of 4.6% – Valuates Report

BANGALORE, India, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — High Purity Quartz Market by Breakdown Data by Type, 4N, 4N5, 4N8, Data by Application – Lighting Industry,Semiconductor,Electronics, Optical Industry, Others. Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021 – 2027. It is published in Valuates Reports under the Chemicals Industry Category.

The global High Purity Quartz market size is projected to reach USD 803,340 million by 2027, from USD 582,750 million in 2020, at a CAGR of 4.6% during 2021-2027.

In the silicon industry, high purity quartz is a critical raw material. Other applications of high purity quartz include quartz glass, lights, semiconductors, electronics, fiber optics, etc

Major factors driving the growth of the high purity quartz market:

Increasing application in various industries is expected to drive the growth of the High Purity Quartz Market. High purity quartz is the main raw material that is used to produce polysilicon, monocrystalline silicon, solar cells, optical fiber, quartz glass, and integrated circuit boards
The crucibles used in the casting of silicon for photovoltaic cells that make up solar panels and semiconductor components are made of high purity quartz. Thus the increase in demand for solar panels and semiconductors is in turn expected to drive the growth of high purity quartz.
The High Purity quartz market is being driven by the rapidly expanding broadband market and significant investments in 5G infrastructure. The need for high purity quartz used in fiber optics is increasing as the demand for higher network bandwidth and Internet penetration grows around the world.
In addition, with the full swing of research and development operations on the high-pure quartz market, new technologies have consistently grown over the last decade, driving the high purity quartz industry’s expansion over the forecast period.

View Full Report: https://reports.valuates.com/reports/QYRE-Auto-18J6618/global-high-purity-quartz

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