|Natural zeolite is a new and very good natural filter medium available for the filtration of water. It offers superior performance to sand and carbon filters, giving purer water and higher throughput rates with less maintenance required. It has many advantages over sand and can be used to directly replace sand in a normal sand filter. |
There are three main uses of zeolites in industry: catalysis, gas separation and ion exchange.
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From a practical point of view, zeolite can be adapted for a variety of uses:
In Eastern Europe, Japan and Cuba zeolites have been traditionally used in agriculture. About a 5% addition to livestock rations reduces ammonia and odour emissions, improves feed utilisation, assists with mycotoxin absorption and may contribute trace elements. Several years ago NASA used nutrient loaded zeolites as slow release fertilisers.
In a fish farm the load of the water with fish can be very high. This results in quick pollution of the water and as a result the concentrations of toxic substances can increase rapidly. Therefore extensive water purification is necessary. The zeolites can be used in various steps of the purification process: as a secondary filtration unit after biological purification and/or aeration; as a support material for bacteria; as a filter medium for the removal of solid and suspended particles and removal of unwanted ions at the same time.
Domestic uses relate primarily to the odour and liquid adsorbing characteristics of zeolite. A range of gases including formaldehyde, hydrogen sulphide has been shown to be adsorbed by zeolite.
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Industrial uses focus on the liquid and vapour absorbing characteristics of zeolite. It can be an ideal granular oil/chemical spill cleanup; it is inert and safe to use.
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