Bulk Zeolite

Natural Zeolite – Zeolites are microporous, aluminosilicate minerals which are commonly used in industry for water purification, in medicine, agriculture, laundry detergent, cat litter, as catalysts, for the preparation of advanced materials and in nuclear reprocessing. Natural zeolites form where volcanic rocks and ash layers react with alkaline groundwater. Zeolites also crystallize in shallow marine basins in post-depositional environments over periods ranging from thousands to millions of years in shallow marine basins. Zeolites have a porous structure that can accommodate a wide variety of cations, such as Na+, K+, Ca2+, Mg2+ and others. These positive ions are rather loosely held and can readily be exchanged for others in a contact solution.