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Diatomaceous earth filtration vs. membrane filters for brewing

Posted by Julie Brown

Mar 30, 2017 8:36:01 AM

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Today there's a lot of talk about beer filter systems and the pros and cons of using diatomaceous earth (DE) versus membrane filter systems. As a DE producer, we're very pro-DE, no surprise, but the FAQs below tell the story of why.

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Topics: Filtration

Is company culture important? EP Minerals answers the question

Posted by Julie McGuire

Mar 20, 2017 7:33:39 AM

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What’s the most important thing to employees? More than likely you said compensation. Well, that’s not the most important thing anymore. In a recent Gallup survey, 95% of employees said that having an engaging company culture was more important than compensation. And, with employees younger than 30 years old, the number was even higher. The Gallup survey also stated that “disengaged” workforces cost companies more than $450 billion every year. Bottom line: Building an engaging culture is critical to the success of any company.

So, how can you create an engaging culture at work?

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Topics: EP Way

EP Minerals Launches CelaPool Low Dust Diatomaceous Earth Swim Pool Filter Powder

Posted by Julie Brown

Mar 7, 2017 1:52:57 PM

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Picture this. A hot, sunny day. A perfectly clear swimming pool. A drink with an umbrella in your hand. Does it get any better than that? Well, maybe it does.

We've known for decades that diatomaceous earth (DE) swim pool filter powder produces the clearest, sparkling clean pools. But that powdery DE has also been known for being messy and hard to handle. That can put a damper on pool care. Who wants to clean up powdery white stuff around your beautiful swimming pool? Well, we took that problem to heart, and guess what? Problem solved! Our R&D team put on their super smart innovation hats and, voila - EP Minerals now has a patent-pending LOW DUST diatomaceous earth filter powder - CelaPool!

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Topics: swim pool

EP Minerals Gives Back with Infield Conditioner Donations

Posted by Julie Brown

Mar 3, 2017 10:39:00 AM

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At EP Minerals, we all embrace our EP Gives Back community giving program. We’re committed to helping families in need and especially kids, in the communities where we operate our offices, plants and mines – all around the world.

We also provide product donations in our local communities. We’ve donated kitty litter to our local shelters like the SPCA in Northern Nevada and absorbents to help with flooding issues like the West Virginia Flood Disaster Relief, as well as to many other organizations. But this time of year, it’s all about baseball, softball and donating infield conditioner!

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Topics: Sports Field and Landscaping

EP Minerals' Floor-Dry is #1 Absorbent At the Racetrack

Posted by Julie Brown

Feb 23, 2017 1:24:06 PM

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With the Daytona 500 this weekend and NASCAR fever heating up, 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 EP Minerals’ 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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National Drink Wine Day, President’s Day & Diatomaceous Earth Filter Aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Feb 17, 2017 11:38:39 AM

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You know it’s going to be a good weekend when:

It’s a three-day weekend, and, Saturday, February 18th is National Drink Wine Day.

Seriously, does it get any better than that?

The purpose of National Drink Wine Day is to spread the love and health benefits of wine.  Wine has played an important role in history, religion, and relationships.  We embrace the positive benefits of wine such as new friends, reduced risk of heart disease and the enhancement of food and life. This from www.nationaldrinkwineday.org

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Topics: Filtration

Groundhog Day News: Punxsutawney Phil Uses Diatomaceous Earth for Fleas!

Posted by Julie Brown

Feb 1, 2017 4:06:28 PM

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Dateline: Gobbler's Knob, PA. Everyone's holding their breath to see what the world's most famous groundhog predicts. Will he see his shadow? Will we really have six more weeks of winter? After our record rains and snows this January, those of us on the west coast are hoping for an overcast day! But, what do you think Phil is hoping for? Alfalfa and berries are his favorite foods. And he's looking for more diatomaceous earth (DE) to help control fleas. Lots of nasty bugs in those burrows. I've heard he's looking for a non-toxic DE insecticide with no man made chemicals that kills fleas. Hey, we have a product like that!

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Topics: DEsect

Ten more reasons why diatomaceous earth is good for the soil & animal care

Posted by Julie Brown

Jan 27, 2017 10:57:20 AM

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There are so many uses and applications for diatomaceous earth (DE) all around the world today. One of the main uses for DE is a filter media for wine, beer, juice, oil, and swimming pools. Another main use for diatomaceous earth is as a functional additive for paint & coatings.  Then there's DE as an insecticide, animal feed, soil amendment, absorbent, seed coating and in fertilizer. The applications for DE are endless. In this post from Quantum Agriculture, Australia, Alan Johnstone covers what DE is and key uses for soil and animal care. The Aussie vernacular makes this post even more interesting.

Diatomaceous Earth consists of the fossilized remains of millions of microscopic single cell plants called diatoms which were deposited millions of years ago on the beds of oceans and lakes. Its uses in agriculture are many. It is a useful addition to compost heaps and the soil because it is a once living form of silica and has high paramagnetism. It stimulates healthy growth of plant root systems. It conditions the soil by making silica available to plants, improving cation exchange capacity, soil conductivity, and helps the soil to retain water. It is advised that a calcium source (hydrated lime, agricultural lime or gypsum) be added at the same time so that the calcium and cations can occupy the sites left by aluminum which is bounded by the soluble silica.

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Topics: Diatomaceous Earth

Old man winter needs a hot day & a pool filtered with diatomaceous earth

Posted by Julie Brown

Jan 19, 2017 11:40:12 AM

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January has come in with a bang this year! Flooding, record rain & snow. Freezing temperatures and gray days. Yoohoo - Mr. Sun - where are you? Makes us all wish for a nice hot day by a beautiful, crystal clear & clean swimming pool. Right? But how does a pool get that way?

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Topics: swim pool

The best filter system for brewing beer? Brewing FAQs tell the story

Posted by Julie Brown

Jan 6, 2017 12:34:54 PM


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The most experienced brewers in the world today use diatomaceous earth (DE) filter systems. Why? It's all about art. And personality. Does that make sense? Well, if you're a brewmaster, it certainly does.

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Topics: Filtration