Severe West Coast drought driving US diatomite and calcined clay demand
Published: Thursday, 21 May 2015
The West Coast region of the US is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts in its modern history. Diatomaceous earth and calcined clay products, which increase the water retention of soils, are gathering interest for their potential to reduce water usage – something now mandated by state law.
Continuing drought conditions along the
West Coast of the US are pushing up demand for diatomaceous
earth (diatomite) and calcined clay products, according to
Nevada-based EP Minerals LLC.
Around 55m people are currently affected by drought in the
West Coast region according to the US Drought Monitor, a joint
government and university...