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Zeolite

This mineral is imported from South East Asia by Commodities NZ Ltd. Because of its unique property's Zeolite has many uses depending on it's grade and blending. CLINOPTILOLITE ZEOLITE is a naturally occurring crystallized volcanic mineral. Scientifically speaking, Zeolite is a natural volcanic material with a unique crystalline lattice structure and classified as "hydrated aluminosilicate". Unscientifically speaking that means they're crystals made from hydrogen, oxygen, aluminium and silicon. When volcanoes erupted their ash on to the lakes thousands of years ago, the resulting chemical reaction of ash and alkaline water altered the ash into various forms of Zeolite crystals.

What makes Zeolite so unusual is that it is the only known negatively charged mineral in it's original state. This means it naturally absorbs nutrients and pollutants from soils, liquids and air. Zeolite is a unique product because of it's properties: they include the micro porous character of the uniform pore dimensions, the iron exchange properties, the ability to develop internal acidity, high thermal stability and high internal surface area. This occurs because the vast majority of molecules known to exist have some degree of polarity. In basic terms Zeolite has both a positive and negative side. It is the positive side of the polarized molecules that are attracted to the negative charge of the Zeolite crystals.

Zeolites are able to absorb up to 30% of their dry weight in gases such as nitrogen and ammonia, over 70% of water and up to 90% of certain hydrocarbons. Zeolites also have the ability to exchange cations, which are positively charged ions.

Some of the most common uses for Zeolites include Agriculture, Horticulture, Aquaculture, Water Treatment & Filtration and Spill and Odour Control. You will see outlined below the different product names and grades and their recommended uses for the best results from this unique mineral.