What is Silica Fume, what is it used for, and how does it work?
SIO2 Smoke is produced from the processing of certain raw materials, such as woodchips, quartz, and coal, through the operation of a furnace. As this smoke is lifted and vented through the furnace stack, residue from the smoke sticks to the stack. This residue is called Silica Fume. Silica Fume can be used as hydrophilic or hydroponic. Once seen as a bothersome by-product that had to be removed and disposed of industry realized this residue had certain properties that strengthened concrete and lengthened life expectancy in corrosive environments. Silica Fume Concrete is 100 to 150 times smaller than a cement particle and can fill the interstitial voids creating a filler effect.