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Diatomaceous earth soil amendments, indoor gardening and hydroponics

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 22, 2017 3:00:12 PM

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This week's blog post is courtesy of George Serrill, VP of EnviroTech Solutions, one of our valued distributors and and an expert in soil science. This article is featured in this month's Landscape and Garden Retailer magazine. Thanks George! 

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Topics: soil amendment, diatomaceous earth, hydroponics

Celebrate National Beer Lovers Day With a Toast to Diatomaceous Earth

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 7, 2017 10:48:49 AM

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Beer drinkers across the nation are celebrating today - it's National Beer Lovers Day!

There are more than 4,200 breweries in the United States today ranging in size from industry giants to brew pubs and microbreweries. It’s a great time to remember that the most experienced brewers in the world today use all-natural diatomaceous earth (DE) filter systems to get the finest beer quality, taste and clarity. 

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Topics: Filtration, Diatomaceous Earth, Filter aid

Today is National Diatomaceous Earth (DE) Day!

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 31, 2017 5:46:31 AM

HB_Mine_Pics_003.jpg Diatomaceous earth being mined at EP Minerals' Lovelock, NV mine

Most people know of diatomaceous earth because they use it to filter their swimming pools or for its natural insecticide properties to control insects in their homes or gardens. Biologists know about diatoms, the single-celled plants that form diatomaceous earth, because they are truly the lungs of the earth, in that they produce about ¾ of the world’s new oxygen supply. Materials scientists know about diatom skeletons (called frustules), the tiny, intricate porous opal structures, because they are known to be the strongest naturally-occurring substances.

On August 31, we celebrate National Diatomaceous Earth Day to recognize the diatom and the remarkable substance it creates, diatomaceous earth.

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Topics: Diatomaceous Earth

Brewing filtration FAQs: Diatomaceous earth filtration vs. membranes

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 24, 2017 1:25:06 PM

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Diatomaceous Earth (DE) filtration systems are the traditional, tried and true, filtration systems that have been used around the world with superior results for over 80 years. About 10 years ago, a new filtration technology, membrane filters, became a filtration option, primarily for the brewing industry.

Here are some of the common questions asked today:

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Topics: Filtration, Diatomaceous Earth, brewing, beer

Hot August Nights, classic cars and Floor-Dry diatomaceous earth oil absorbent

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 10, 2017 3:20:02 PM

 

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Drive anywhere around the Reno, Lake Tahoe, Carson City or Virginia City this week, and you’re going to see some amazing sights. No, I don’t mean the stunning mountains, the beautiful lakes or the bright blue Nevada skies. I’m talking about cars. Lots of them. And they have fins, fender skirts, flames and big engines.

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Topics: absorbents, Diatomaceous Earth, Floor Dry, hot august nights, oil spill cleanup

Mark Your Calendar: National Diatomaceous Earth (DE) Day is August 31

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 3, 2017 1:37:04 PM

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Most people know of diatomaceous earth because it's used to filter beer or wine, for swimming pools, or for its insecticide properties to control insects around homes or in gardens. Biologists know about diatoms, the single-celled plants that form diatomaceous earth, because they are truly the lungs of the earth, in that they produce about ¾ of the world’s new oxygen supply. Materials scientists know about diatom skeletons (called frustules), the tiny, intricate porous opal structures because they are known to be the strongest naturally-occurring substances.

On August 31, we celebrate National Diatomaceous Earth Day to recognize the diatom and the remarkable substance it creates -- diatomaceous earth.

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Topics: Diatomaceous Earth, national diatomaceous earth day, diatom

Diatomaceous Earth insecticide, bad bugs, and National Meet A Horse Day

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 21, 2017 1:50:40 PM

hansi.jpgHappy bug free National Meet a Horse Day from Hansi, my goofy Hanoverian

Supposedly from all the reports we’re seeing lately, this is another bad year for bugs. In the East, they say they have more bugs because it was a wet winter. In the West, they say we have more bugs because it was a longer, wetter winter. Whatever. All I know is that I’m seeing an early bunch of ants, spiders, earwigs and flies at my house, and I hate bugs.

Unfortunately, I picked a hobby that is intrinsically associated with bugs. Horses! But this year I started early with my secret weapon – DEsect diatomaceous earth (DE) insecticide. DE is made from microscopic skeletons of prehistoric algae – diatoms - that simply dry out and slice up insects like a samurai swordsman.

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Topics: DEsect

EP Engineered Clays buys bleaching clay, activated clay catalysts from BASF

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 17, 2017 10:07:58 AM

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Loading diatomaceous earth ore at EP Minerals' Lovelock mine.

Global leader in diatomite, perlite and clay products used as microfiltration media, functional additives and absorbents expands its product portfolio                                                             

RENO, NV, July 17, 2017 – EP Engineered Clays Corporation, an affiliate of EP Minerals, LLC, a worldwide leader in engineered products derived from industrial minerals, announced today that it has acquired bleaching clay and mineral adsorbents assets from BASF Corporation. The transaction includes a Jackson, MS production site, a clay mine in Aberdeen, MS, and the mineral rights associated with a mine located in the Navajo Nation near Sanders, Arizona. Approximately 70 employees will be joining the newly-established EP Engineered Clays Corporation.

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Topics: Company News

#1 Oil Absorbent EP Minerals' Floor Dry Cleans Up at Daytona

Posted by Julie Brown

Jun 29, 2017 8:32:50 AM

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Larry4.jpg EP Minerals' Global Technical Services Director Larry Galberd and his team use EP Minerals' Floor-Dry Absorbent to clean up fuel spills at the racetrack

It's time to check in on our resident racecar driver, Larry Galberd! EP Minerals' Floor-Dry, the #1 absorbent for the racetrack, is one of Larry's sponsors. 

If you'll recall from a previous blog post,  EP Minerals’ Global Technical Services Director Larry Galberd leads a double life. By day, Larry could be anywhere in the world helping our diatomaceous earth or perlite filtration customers optimize their filtration processes and solve problems. By night and on weekends (and any other chance he gets) Larry is driving hell bent for leather at 140 mph for his Blew-By-You race car team in the ChumpCar Racing Series. Larry and his team are “sponsored” (I use that term loosely) by EP Minerals’ Floor-Dry absorbent, the #1 automobile oil spill cleanup product that can be found at all the major auto supply stores today.

Go Larry! And keep promoting our #1 absorbent at the racetrack - Floor-Dry!

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Topics: absorbents

First day of summer, a sparkling clear swim pool and diatomaceous earth

Posted by Julie Brown

Jun 21, 2017 8:00:31 AM

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It’s the first day of summer. It’s supposed to hit 100. You know what that means? Time to spend a lot of time in the swimming pool! 

There’s nothing more inviting on a hot sunny day than a beautiful, crystal clear swimming pool. But how does it get that way?

The answer: Diatomaceous earth!

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Topics: swim pool, diatomaceous earth swim pool filtration, celapool diatomaceous earth swim pool filter aid