This section contains various links and downloads to a variety of cleaning and mounting techniques.
WARNING - The use of strong acids and corrosive chemicals is extremely dangerous and should never be undertaken by persons not
qualified or lacking the experience to use them safely. Personal protection equipment should be worn at all times during the oxidising stages of diatom cleaning.
A METHOD FOR CLEANING DIATOM SAMPLES AND THE PREPARATION OF SELECT AND STREWN MOUNTS by Stuart R. Stidolph
Procedures are given for the preliminary preparation of bulky samples, cleaning recent and fossil diatomaceous material, and the preparation of select and strewn diatom slides.
Cleaning of sediment samples and preparation of diatom slides using Naphrax
Well detailed protocol with excellent safety notes.
Cleaning using bleach
A gentle protocol using household bleach as detailed by Melinda Stees
Another detailed article (in Italian) on this technique here