IEC is the exclusive holder of the original patent and has an improved patent formula ready to be filed. IEC is a porous ceramic medium consisting of natural clay and minerals. It has magnetic properties from the Nano electrical charge it generates. With IEC's proprietary Hydrophobic Activation Process, the product becomes oil-adsorbent and will not absorb water. Without the Hydrophobic Activation, it is highly water absorbent. IEC can be activated for target filtration of many elements and has multiple applications.