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Sand Silica Calculator

A white or colorless crystalline compound, SiO2, occurring abundantly as quartz, sand, flint, agate, and many other minerals and used to manufacture a wide variety of materials, especially glass and concrete is called as sand silica.

Sand and Silica

Table of Contents:

    Formula

    Percentage of sand and silica = (weight of insoluble ash *100/weight of sample)

    Silica Sand—the most common ingredient in glass. Whether the glass is container glass, window glass,
    Boro-silicate glass, fiberglass or water glass (sodium silicate), silica sand makes up approximately 60-70
    Percent of the glass batch and therefore has a significant affect on the glass quality.

     

    Example:
    Calculate the percentage of sand and silica in ashes for the given details.
    Weight of insoluble ash = 25
    Weight of sample = 15

    Solution:
    Apply Formula:
    Percentage of sand and silica = (weight of insoluble ash *100/weight of sample)

    Percentage of sand and silica = 166.66666666