The efficiency of natural zeolite to remove ammonium from artificial wastewater (ammonium aqueous solutions) and to treat second cheese whey was examined, aiming to recover nitrogen nutrients that can be…
Zeolite is a porous natural aluminosilicate mineral rock. Zeolites occur as geological reserves around the world, especially in rocks that partially or in their entirety have volcanic origins. This explains the frequent presence in geographical areas with volcanic activity. They derive from the hydrothermal alteration of various aluminosilicate minerals such as feldspar and feldspathoid covering mostly small cavities, cracks and joints basaltic lavas and less commonly granites and gneisses.
Because of its molecular structure it shows a remarkably high ion exchange capacity (100 to 400 meq/100g) and regulates the PH of water and soil to neutral. It acts as a molecular sieve which binds to heavy metals, toxins, free radicals, while it is one of the few negatively charged minerals in nature. Furthermore it has the ability to absorb water and other nutritive substances for living organisms, which then releases in a particular rate depending on the environmental conditions. Because of this ability could be likened to a “sponge stone”.
Our company handles the application and purchase of certified natural zeolite of European origin and diatomite of Greek origin. The content of clinoptilolite in zeolite is at least 85% and is available in various grain sizes depending on its use. Our aim is to spread the countless applications of this “magic rock” resulting in direct benefit of its properties in areas such as agriculture, livestock, environment and public health. We ship worldwide from our warehouses in Thessaloniki and in Nea Orestiada, in wholesale and retail prices. Contact us.
Zeolite is like us, so it cleans the soil of the elements who disturb, to help the development of life without barriers, because it is a mission that is a target and it can not be stopped, because water touches everything, the sea, to strengthen the infinite blue for the next world to be created.
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Zeolite in agriculture
Due to its properties, natural zeolite has many important applications in many areas such as agriculture, livestock, fisheries, public health, construction, the hydrocarbons industry, protection against nuclear radiation and many others. Specifically, in agriculture, natural zeolite may be incorporated in the soil in the form of gravel, depending on the type of crop.
Zeolite as an excellent environmental controller, helps to increase production in crops and maximizes the quality of the give agricultural products. The table below shows certain types agricultural products and the influence of zeolite increasing their production.
Increased production in agriculture using natural zeolite
Corn - Gefyra Thessaloniki
Wheat - Gefyra Thessaloniki
Rice - Chalastra Thessaloniki
Organic tomato - Aspro Edessa
Grape - Agios Athanasios Thessaloniki
Kiwi - Leibadochwri Serron
Cotton - Nea Orestiada
Flowering in cloves -Sidirokastro Serron
Natural zeolite is used in greenhouses throughout Greece and especially in the area of New Orestiada with spectacular results. Due to its properties, it saves water and fertilizers and helps the plants grow more quickly and healthier avoiding the use of heavy pesticides.
As a natural substance that is unchanged and present in the earth, it may be applied to an organic culture maintaining its characterization and providing a cleaner soil. It also stimulates larger products with authentic flavor, aroma and colors.
The geographical distribution of natural zeolite reserves in Greek area is mainly located in regions of Thrace. The presence of clinoptilolite is especially common in the strata of Northern Thrace namely that of Northern Evros.
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Zeolite is a porous natural aluminosilicate mineral rock.
Due to its properties, natural zeolite has many important applications in many areas such as agriculture, livestock, fisheries, public health, construction, the hydrocarbons industry, protection against nuclear radiation and many others. Specifically, in agriculture, natural zeolite may be incorporated in the soil in the form of gravel and sprayed on the above ground part of the plant or the tree in a form of a fine powder admixed in water, depending on the type of crop.
Natural Zeolite has been also detected in other countries outside Greece, namely in Austria, Bulgaria, USA, Japan, Jordan, Italy, China, Cuba, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey.
No. Since zeolite binds with certain substances such as heavy metals from the soil, it inactivates them, not allowing them to interact with the environment. So the persistence in the soil does not harm its functioning and is continuing in the same way.
There are certified natural zeolite formulations for human use. Each formulation is accompanied by instructions for use. The dosage ranges from 1 to 3 gr per day. Also, there is the possibility of using zeolite in cosmetics, for example in creams and face masks.More information
Zeolite in livestock
Zeolite can be added to the feed of the animals in a powder form, at a rate of 2 to 2.5% in their ration. It cleanses their digestive system from heavy metals, free radicals and toxins. It greatly reduces odors after absorbing and neutralizing ammonia, using 100 grams of zeolite per square meter on the floor of stall or other areas with animals.
In the wider area of Petrota new Orestiada, where the natural zeolite is in abundance, many stables and other buildings have zeolite as building material. Due to its antifungal status, it also protects the breasts of animals from diseases, improving quality and increasing the amount of milk produced. Because of the absorption of ammonia and other harmful substances, the odorless manure can then be used as fertilizer.
Table of natural zeolite effect in animal nutrition
Cows - dairy production increase
Poultry - increasing nitrogen in manure
Poultry - Reducing ammonia loss
Poultry - Increased weight and spawning
Also, the use of zeolite in the breeding of goats at a rate of 2.5% in their ration, had as result the increase of weight, the birth in triplets and quadruplets and the significant increase in fat content in their milk.