Can dessicants be dried in microwave?

Mark Hill m.hill at
Fri Mar 8 00:10:35 EST 1996

Yes we dry our dessicant in the microwave all the time. Best to do in
short bursts with a bit of a stir

In article <9602058260.AA826071118 at>,
Michelle.Gleeson at SMTPGWY.AGRIC.NSW.GOV.AU wrote:

>      Dear Donald,
>         I have never tried the microwave method, but as you can dry herbs 
>      and flowers in a microwave it may well work. There is only one way to 
>      find out whether or not it wrecks the microwave ;)  Anyway, several 
>      hours in a lab oven at 80C is hot enough - when the  silica gel 
>      crystals are bright blue again they are dry.
>      Michelle
>      gleesom at

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