CLINOPTILOLITE

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Clinoptilolite is the most used and most commercial type in the industrial area. More than 50 synthetics have been produced.

 

Clinoptilolite in the Manisa / Gördes region has a purity rate of 80% - 95%. The world ranks one of the best in quality and reserve ranking.

 

Clinoptilolite formed in Manisa Gördes, as a result of the eruption of a volcano in Kütahya region about 15 million years ago, Clinoptilolite was formed by entering the zeolization process by falling into the region, which was a basic lake.

The cage like  structure of Clinoptiolite creates a large inner and outer surface area for ion exchange and chemical reactions. The pores in it cover 50% of the volume and function as molecular sieves. Clinoptilolite is naturally negatively charged and has a high ion exchange capacity. Thanks to its porous structure and high ion exchange capacity,  it has the ability to absorb many kinds of gases and odors; water and moisture, petrochemicals, low levels of radioactive elements, ammonium, toxins, heavy metals and many solutions. With its environmentally friendly structure and low cost, clinoptilolite is used in many industrial areas and in various environmental projects today.

• Agriculture - soil conditioner, water absorber, aerator, slow release fertilizer production, shade powder

• Landscape and garden arrangement

• Livestock - feed additive, toxin and pellet binder, animal litter

• Treatment - mechanical and chemical filtering

• Pool and spa filter material

• Aquarium material

• Cat litter

• Construction industry - cement, asphalt, construction chemicals, lightweight concrete,

• Cleaning equipment

• Textile sector

• Transport and storage of vegetables and fruits

• Paper industry

• Energy

• Health - toxin binder, powder

• Aquaculture

• It is also used as a catalyst in chemistry.

• Aquarium filtration

• Cosmetic

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Stone Form Of Clinoptilolite

Granule Form Of Clinoptilolite

Powder Form Of Clinoptilolite

FEATURES OF CLINOPTILOLITE

 

It has K - Aluminosilicate structure. It has macro and micro gaps (channels) that have no any other aluminosilicate structure has, and the aluminosilicate structure does not melt, the pH is stable between 1.5 - 11.5.

 

• Water retention

• Fat retention

• Gas retention

• Heat retention

• pH

• High Cation Exchange Capacity

* Irreversible binding of mycotoxin and aflotoxin

• Irreversible binding of heavy metals

Ion Exchange of Clinoptilolite

Hg

Pb

Cd

NH

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Na

Ca

K

K

Cu

Cs

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Mycotoxin

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Na

K

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NH

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Mycotoxin

Cu , Cs

Hg , Pb , Cd

Ca

K

adsorption

A large number of cavities and channels of the zeolite crystals make zeolite have very big specific surface area, and can form an electrostatic attraction with a special crystal structure, which has zeolite generate considerable stress field and strong absorption property

ion exchange

The positive ions like K +, N a +, Ca2 +, etc. in Zeolite are not very closely and tightly combined with the crystallized structure,and it has the property of reversibly exchange with other positive ions in an aqueous solution Therefore it is much easily to make exchange interaction with positive ions around

Characteristics of Natural Zeolites

catalytic

The catalytic property of zeolite is showed when some reaction substance is on the cavity surface of zeolite crystals, the reaction rate will accelerate, and the new substance formed by the reaction can be released and diffused from the zeolite inside, while ensure the zeolite crystalized structure not destroyed.And thus zeolite has the catalytic property

molecular sieve

The channels and cavities in the zeolite have with precise and constant diameter under physical and chemical conditions, which can adsorb this substance with smaller diameter, and exclude those with larger diameter and therefore it can screen molecules

acid&alcali resistance

Zeolite can react with a strong acid for two hours below 100℃ with the crystal structure not destroyed; and Zeolite is stable in "aqua regia"