Can dessicants be dried in microwave?

Donald Chun Kit Wong dcwong at
Mon Mar 4 21:09:53 EST 1996

We have been using "DriRite" and silica gel as dessicant. Some bottles 
are sitting around with pink crystals since people never bothered to dry 
them again. Does anyone know if it's possible to dry / rejuvenate these 
in a microwave? Our laboratory ovens don't go up far beyond 100 C. Thanks.

Donald Wong
Pathology, U of B.C.

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