- Zeolite Clinoptilolite
Environmental, Plastics, Specialities
Clinoptilolite is a natural type of Zeolite equipped with a “cage like” structure and high Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC), making it incredibly efficient in attracting and trapping positively charged ions. These properties enable Zeolite to be used as a beneficial health ingredient when added to some animal feeds. It can also be used as a beneficial aid when used within pollution control and water purification processes; and it has water and nutrient-retaining properties as a turf-care application for use on bowling greens, football pitches and golf courses.
We can produce a wide range of grades in 25kg and 1000kg bags, including: <50 micron, 0 – 0.2mm, 0 – 1.0mm, 0.5 – 1.5mm, 1.5 – 3.0mm, 3 – 5mm, 5 – 7 mm
A key addition to football, golf, croquet and bowling greens, Zeolite offers a wide range of benefits within turf related markets. Presenting a water retention capacity of 25 – 40%, the soils water holding capacity can be significantly improved. Moreover, Zeolites high CEC reduces fertiliser escape and increased availability of desirable nutrients within the root zone.
Zeolite can be applied to chemical and biological spills to encapsulate a wide range of liquids. Within land remediation, the cation exchange capacity of Zeolite can also be used to immobilise heavy metals and other contaminants in environmental remediation projects. In such situations it can be incorporated into the soil to form treatment zones or added as an injectable slurry.
Filtration applications include fishery and aquarium systems, where zeolite clinoptilolite is used as an ammonia binder, inhibiting algal build up. It can also been used alongside activated carbon in filtration vessels in nitrogen fertiliser clean up opperations, removing ammonia levels within contaminated water bodies.
Zeolite acts as a litter conditioner in livestock production. Where urea is produced ammonia results from its breakdown by aerobic bacteria which can have significant and detrimental effects on poultry health. Zeolite binds to ammonia and other contaminants removing their toxic effect; lowering the risk of disease and reducing the mortality rate. By simultaneously adding zeolite to the feed (see above), improved nutrient uptake reduces the presence of nitrates in excrement and minimizes the levels of decomposition.