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Nitroglycerine, when absorbed in a porous earth called 'Kieselguhr', is called dynamite.
Kieselguhr, or simply guhr, absorbs twice its weight of nitroglycerine; cork charcoal absorbs nine times its weight.
Kieselguhr is a very powerful adsorbent, and only a little will do much good; it is, however, hardly sufficient alone.Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett
The best substitute for "kieselguhr" is ashes of bog-head coal.Torpedoes and Torpedo Warfare|C. W. Sleeman
Generally a small percentage of the kieselguhr is replaced by a mixture containing sodium and ammonium carbonates, talc and ochre.