How does it work?

Small holes for big issues! Porosity is the key! 

The desired effects of mixing Quartzene into a product come mainly from the combination of pore volume, pore size, material surface size and character. The various materials offered have been refined to have the optimal properties for a given application. However, the versatility of Quartzene means that several good properties are achieved simultaneously.

For the qualities provided for thermal and acoustic insulation, the materials are optimized to have as high a porosity as possible with pores that should be so small that the air molecules can barely move. This means that the inherent air cannot transfer heat, a phenomenon named after the Knudsen effect after its discoverer the Danish physicist Martin Knudsen.

The qualities developed for absorption are optimized for the high absorption of the substances or gases. The nature of the substance determines whether hydrophobic or hydrophilic material is preferable. As the levels of the substances to be absorbed are often very low, the available active surface is decisive for how much and how quickly a substance can be absorbed.

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