Silica - WorkSafeBC
Industrial Sand is also known as proppant, or "frac sand", and functions as an essential component to the recovery of oil and gas for America's energy industry. Our members' "frac sand," is pumped down holes in deep well applications to prop open rock fissures and increase the flow rate of natural gas or oil.Silica can be present in the form of granules, colloids, or reactive ions, and selecting the appropriate silica removal technology depends on which physical forms of silica are present in the stream. Below, we have summarized the types of silica, and appropriate removal technologies for each. Granular silica .