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  1. Aquaculture Products

    Aquaculture Products

    Aquaculture Products

    Peacock Salt is a key supplier to the UK aquaculture industry, offering a range of products to service and support breeding and reproduction, processing, purification, treatment, preservation and operational requirements of our customers.

    Seamix:
    Seamix is our artificial seawater mix produced to DEFRA approved formula and composed of 5 salts in ratios found in British seawater, which when mixed with appropriate levels of tap water produces a clean simulated seawater free from disease and detritus. Seamix has broad appeal but is commonly used in shellfish purification and in private and commercial fish and shellfish tanks and other environments where clean seawater is not readily available. Simply dilute as required.
    Seamix is available in 15kg and 25kg bags.


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  2. Salts for Zoo & Wildlife

    Salts for Zoo & Wildlife

    Peacock Salt are in the unique position to be able to supply products for a range of animal nutrition and care needs. Among our valued customers we count aquaculture, fisheries, sealife, zoos, animal parks, research centres, sanctuaries and more.

    Seamix, Artificial Seawater Mix
    Seamix is a granular product which, when added to tap water, creates artificial seawater. It is based on a tried and tested formula which artificially replicates a marine environment.
    With a rise in water-borne disease paired with natural phenomena such as algal blooms, Seamix also offers peace of mind to producers who simply can’t afford to lose vast quantities of stock. Another benefit of producing your own clean seawater on demand, free from parasites and bacteria.

    Key points to note are –

    • It is popular in lobster and crab holding tanks, oyster production, bi-valve mollusc purification tanks and where natural seawater is in short supply
    • The sea
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  3. Calcium Chloride for Dust Suppression

    Calcium Chloride for Dust Suppression

    BUY CALCIUM CHLORIDE HERE

    Calcium Chloride is classified as a salt. It is non toxic and hygrospcopic, meaning it can absorb moisture from the air or road. It is deliquescent, meaning it can dissolved into the moisture it absorbs forming a clear liquid that does not evaporate easily. It is also exothermic meaning it releases heat as it dissolves which also makes it an excellent de-icer.

    Dust control is an essential part of road maintenance. The presence of dust can indicate a deterioration in the condition of the road surface and once the fine dust is lost the load-bearing aggregate will follow. The loss of fine material and aggregate results in ruts, potholes and washboards requiring frequent and costly repairs to keep the road in an acceptable condition.

    Secondary to the physical condition of

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  4. Magnesium the Multitasker: Epsom Salts & Dead Sea Salt

    Magnesium the Multitasker: Epsom Salts & Dead Sea Salt

    Salts are excellent for softening, hydrating, soothing and reviving tired or dull skin. With the harsh winter weather taking its toll, the natural texture of salt makes it a great exfoliator for elbows, knees and heels. Salts help to remove toxins from the body, re-mineralise skin and soothe the symptoms of dry skin. Some salts are also said to hold anti-aging properties due to their high magnesium content, increasing cell turnover whilst keeping skin looking fresh and feeling supple.

    Different salts have their own unique mineral compositions and thus different health and beauty benefits – so which is the right salt for you?

    Dead Sea Bath Salts

    Dead Sea Salt contains 21 minerals and is rich in magnesium. The Dead Sea has been a place of natural healing since ancient times, with Dead Sea Salt rumoured to have been a favourite of the Egyptian C

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  5. Magnesium: Essential in Animal Feed

    Magnesium: Essential in Animal Feed

    Magnesium (Mg) has a myriad of benefits to animal health. An essential macro-mineral in animals, 65% of the total magnesium is found in the skeleton bound to both Calcium and Phosphorus and necessary for bone growth and stability. The remaining magnesium is found in it’s ionised form MG2+, mainly inside cells.

    In studies, feed supplementation in cows and pigs has been seen to improve the digestibility of feed, increase successful reproduction and a shortening of the service period. In broilers it has been shown to increase weight gain and in laying hens increased egg production.

    Overall, increasing magnesium intake benefits the quality of breeding eggs and improves hatching yield. Magnesium is necessary for t

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  6. Salt uses in Aquaculture

    Salt uses in Aquaculture

    Salt has many applications in the fish industry which can primarily be divided into two categories - Aquaculture and Fish Processing. Aquaculture, also known as aquafarming concerns the cultivation of marine or freshwater organisms including fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic plants and algae, under controlled conditions. Commercial fishing is the harvesting of wild fish. Fish processing concerns the practices thereafter which prepare them for transportation, storage and consumption, such as pickling and curing.

    In aquaculture, salt is one of the most commonly used drugs and is sometimes referred to as the aspirin of aquaculture. Many forms of salt are used including vacuum salt, rock salt and sea salt in varying grain sizes, sometimes with the inclusion of mineral additives.

    Used properly, salt can serve many purposes in aquaculture such as:

    • Effectively controlling many external parasites including Costia, Epistylis, Trichodina, Chilodonella, and the
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  7. Why is the Sea Green? Algal Blooms: What are they?

    Why is the Sea Green? Algal Blooms: What are they?

    Algal Blooms are an excessive growth of algae and green plants on or near the surface of a body of water. They occur due to an excess of nutrients (particularly phosphorus and nitrogen) either naturally or through oversupply from organic pollution such as fertiliser.

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  8. National Winter Service Research Group

    National Winter Service Research Group

    Peacock Salt are proud to be members of the National Winter Service Research Group Technical Advisory Group. The NWSRG was formed to promote best practice for Winter Service delivery in the UK. They provide a fantastic resource of materials, practical guidance and knowledge available to their members. If you are involved with the UK Winter Service Industry, why not consider joining?

    The group most recently updated the Practical Guidance Documents which contains some useful information and case studies to help Practitioners on undertake a Risk-Based Winter Service. They discuss topics such as de-icer types and application rates, equipment, decision making and new Guidance on how to maintain Cycle Paths throughout the Winter season.

     

    More details can be found here  https://nwsrg.org/

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  9. UK Ice Rinks - Keeping your Cool

    UK Ice Rinks - Keeping your Cool

    There are between 50-60 permanent ice rinks in the UK, unsurprisingly most of which are internal due to unpredictable and often inclement weather.

     

    Without the aid of year-round cold weather seen by Canada with over 8000 ice rinks (indoor and outdoor), Russia with over 3322 and the US with over 2000, indoor ice rinks in countries such as the UK have one thing in common. Large energy costs. Already crippled by a pandemic, these costs are perilous to the future viability of many of the ice rinks established in the UK today.

     

    To reduce energy output and ultimately save money in their daily operations, the ice rink industry around the world use direct OR indirect refrigeration systems which come with different types of secondary coolant. The principle is that heat can be removed from the ice surface or other sources and carried to a heat reclaimer/exchanger potentially saving energy and money. These systems

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  10. Peacock Salt Non-Corrosive De-icers

    Peacock Salt Non-Corrosive De-icers

    The vast majority of de-icers used within the UK are chloride based primarily due to their cost, and availability however there has been a lot of concern expressed regarding chemicals causing corrosive damage to the transportation infrastructure such as reinforced or prestressed concrete structures and steel bridges. This has led to a higher demand for de-icing products that are less or non-corrosive to the UK’s infrastructure than chloride-based products. This applies to car parks, roads, bridges, railway stations, airports, stately homes, caravan sites…

    • De-icers classed as ‘low corrosive’, offer less or slower corrosive effects on spread and surrounding area (as well as run off) compared to ‘chloride based’ de-icers
    • De-icers classed as ‘non corrosive’, offer corrosion resistant benefits for all/part of the following;
      • Metals / Concrete / Environment /Animals/ Water
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