ESEN'S CLINOPTILOLITE

Clinoptilolite is the silicon, aluminum, oxygen composed tetrahedra, wherein the silicon-oxygen tetrahedron and aluminum-oxygen tetrahedron consists the unlimited expanded three-dimensional structure.

 

In the tetrahedral structure of the clinoptilolite, the negative charge caused by the replacement from silicon ions to aluminum ions will be balanced by sodium ions, potassium ions, calcium ions and magnesium ions, which contributes to the strong adsorption and ion exchange capacity of zeolite.

Clinoptilolite is filled with pores and channels, which is much more complicated than the hive with 1 cubic micrometer having one million pores and channels. If compared clinoptilolite to the hotel, then there are one million rooms in this 1 cubic micrometer super hotel, and this hotel can automatically open the door or shut the door of the rooms according to different sex, height, weight, hobbies of the guests (molecules and ions), which will neither let the fat guest go to the room of the thin guest, nor the tall guest share the same room with the short guest, and makes clinoptilolite the unique role of molecular sieve.

 

With the unique structure, Clinoptilolite has big internal specific surface area , which makes it very strong adsorption capacity to ions. The channels of clinoptilolite shares the similar fixed size, which can adsorb those with smaller diameter, and exclude those with larger diameter which endows it the proprietary of selective adsorption to ions and molecules.

Esen's Clinoptilolite Technical Data & Properties

Chemical Composition

Al2O3

%12,15

TiO2

%0,10

Fe2O3

%1,14

Na2O

%0,68

K2O

%4,64

SiO2

%70,33

CaO

%2,08

MgO

%0,52

SrO

%0,04

BaO

%0,02

MnO

%0,03

P2O5

%0,04

SO3

%0,02

LOI

%9,40

Mineral Composition

Other Clays

0-5%

Clinoptilolite

85-90%

Opal

5-10%

high

purity

high cation

exchange capacity

strong

absorption

high surface area

Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC)

total cec

1,60meq / g

methane blue cloride method

main exc. cations

N,K,Ca,Na,Fe

Zn,Al,Ba,Pb,Rb,Li,Cu

primary ab. gases

co,co2,so2,so2

NH3,HCHO,AR,O2,N

Hg

Pb

Cd

NH

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K

K

Ca

Na

Cu

Cs

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Physical Properties

porosity

 

%40

color

light 

cream

particle size

50 mircon-25mm

smell

no

solubility in water

no

pH

 

5,5-7

bulk density

1-1,2 

g/cm3

hardness

2-3 Mohs

water adsorption

42-50 %

surface area

40-45 

m2 / gram

water retention

35 - 75  %

melting point

1300 C

appereance

granular or powder

Clinoptilolite Sizes

 0-50       mic 

0-200     mic

0-400     mic

0-500     mic

0-600     mic

0-800     mic

  0-1000      mic   50-200      mic

200-400     mic

200-500     mic

200-600     mic

200-800     mic

   200-1000     mic  

  400-500       mic 

 400-600       mic

 400-800       mic

   400-1000     mic  

 500-600       mic

  500-800      mic 

  500-1000    mic 

 600-800      mic

   600-1000    mic    800-1000    mic

       1-2        mm

1-5        mm

1-10      mm

1-25      mm

2-5        mm

2-25      mm

5-10      mm

 

5-15         mm

5-25         mm

10-15       mm

10-25       mm

15-25       mm