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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

What is Celite Cynergy®?

Celite Cynergy® is a beer stabilizing diatomite (kieselguhr) product. It filters like diatomaceous earth and cold stabilizes like silica gel.

Celite Cynergy® replaces both conventional diatomite and silica gel. It can reduce total processing aids (silica gel plus diatomaceous earth) by as much as 50%.

How is Celite Cynergy® used?

The physical properties of Celite Cynergy® are similar to diatomite (kieselguhr). Celite Cynergy® runs on existing diatomaceous earth filtration systems so there is no need for capital equipment purchases.

Celite Cynergy® application rates can be estimated by using your current xerogel or hydrogel usage. Also, your current filter aid usage can be significantly reduced.

  • Xerogel users will take their current xerogel usage and double it to find the Celite Cynergy® dosage.
  • Hydrogel users will take their current hydrogel usage and maintain the same dosing rate for Celite Cynergy®.

Process DE Filter Aid Xerogel Hydrogel Celite Cynergy® Total
Xerogel 60 15 - 0 75
Celite Cynergy® 20-30 0 - 20-30 40-60
Hydrogel 40 - 25 0 65
Celite Cynergy® 15-20 - 0 20-25 35-45


Is Celite Cynergy® approved for beer production?

As a diatomite product, Celite Cynergy® meets the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements of Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for use in beer filtration.

It is a Food Chemical Codex (FCC) grade diatomite product.

Celite Cynergy® does not introduce any ‘new materials’ and is approved for beer processing by both the FDA and the U.S. Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).


How will Celite Cynergy® affect my filtration capacity?

Celite Cynergy® increases your filtration capacity because it reduces total processing aid volume by up to 50%. See above example, ‘How is Celite Cynergy®used’?


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