Wikipidia quotes a melting point of 1713C for sand.
I went on the beach to get some sand. I assume it's a mix of all kinds of stuff.
The finality is to prepare a big pile of clean sand to use as filtering aid above paper filter (among other uses).
I'd like to get rid of plastics & organics by heating it up.
What temperature can I bring it up to before the smallest particles start to agglomerate? What temperature would you recommend for pyrolysing as much of everything in there that is not SiO2 such that it either degrades or later more easily disssolves in water?