Quartz sand is a material that is of natural origin and has characteristics such as chemical inertness, resistance to breakage, strength, and the possibility of sorption. Most often it is used for filtration of oil products and water, for the production of finishing and building materials, as well as for the creation of swimming pools. Now about everything in more detail.
Use in construction
Quartz sand has a wide use in the construction industry, in particular, when creating polyurethane and epoxy floors. In this case, it should have a coarse-grained fraction. The use of this material in the manufacture of plasters and building mixtures is due to its high chemical stability, mechanical resistance to crushing and abrasion, as well as color stability. Fine fractions are well suited for sandblasting in the processing of glass, concrete and metal. The material is also used in the production of artificial stone.
All of the above, the use of quartz sand is not limited. It is often used in the construction of greenhouse drainage systems, water well drilling, as a feeding for poultry, and also as a filler for electrical insulators and waterproofing material. Recently, this kind of sand can be found in aquarium and landscape design.
The emergence of ready-to-use quartz sand is preceded immediately by several operations, among which purification of raw materials from impurities, drying, fractionation, dosage and packaging. In no case should we underestimate the importance of the faction for this material, because in certain industries (for example, in the production of glass), it plays a key role. Another important criterion, which is characterized by quartz sand, is the lack of a chemical reaction. This concerns, above all, construction, because after hardening of cement mortars or concrete, undesirable consequences may occur.