Drierite Indicating Desiccant

Drierite Indicating Desiccant


Drierite Indicating Desiccant is used to absorb moisture in gas analysis sampling circuits. Use Drierite desiccants (anhydrous calcium sulfate) in desiccators, drying columns, or drying tubes. Indicating desiccant starts blue, then turns pink when regeneration or renewal is necessary.

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Drierite Indicating Desiccant

After normal use, any of the forms of DRIERITE Indicating Desiccant may be regenerated for reuse. The operation is simple and involves only standard equipment. The used and exhausted desiccant should be ventilated to remove vapours, if any, and stored in a convenient container until a sufficient amount is accumulated to justify the work of regeneration.

For the regeneration of Indicating DRIERITE, the granules may be spread in layers one granule deep and heated for 1 hour at 210° C or 425° F. The regenerated material should be placed in the original glass or metal container and sealed while hot. The colour of the Indicating DRIERITE Indicating Desiccant may become less distinct on successive regenerations due to the migration of the indicator into the interior of the granule and sublimation of the indicator.

The Importance of Temperature

The temperature at which DRIERITE desiccants are regenerated is crucial in restoring DRIERITE to its original condition. Absorbed moisture is water of hydration and is chemically bound to the calcium sulfate of DRIERITE. Temperatures in the range of 400° – 450° F is required to break these bonds and release absorbed moisture. Lower temperatures, regardless of heating time, will not regenerate DRIERITE unless applied under vacuum (26″ Hg, 325° F or 28″ Hg, 275° F). Care should be taken not to overheat DRIERITE Desiccants. High temperatures can alter the crystal structure and render the desiccants permanently inactive.

Please note: It should be noted that Indicating DRIERITE should not be used for the drying of ammonia, NH3, since ammonia reacts with inorganic chlorides.

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Weight 0.9 kg


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Can only be shipped to UK and Ireland


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