Industrial aplication

  1. Papermaking
In papermaking Zeolite is used as filler - it decreases volumetric square of paper and cardboard that makes possible to reduce costs of typographical paint and wear-and-tear of printing equipment.
  1. Polymer and Rubber processing industry
In production of rubber products and things made of artificial leather, Zeolite substitutes for expensive and non-effective carbonate additives.
  1. Building material industry
In construction material production, application of Zeolite leads to cost savings of 20 - 40% of cement in heavy concrete. It allows full excluding of lime application in silicate brick production. Light concrete containing 80-90% of Zeolite is absolutely ecologically pure since absorbents fully catch and retain radioactive substances and heavy metals ions. Lightweight concrete products, useful for example in blocks, wall panels, floor and roof slabs, in which zeolite is a major component, its content in the cementing material of the products exceeding 50 wt. %. Depending on application, zeolite may be non-treated or calcined at a temperature enabling the surface activation of the zeolite and resulting high surface energy. Zeolite thus treated will work as both pozzolanic material and bubble-generating agent. Strengthening agents are used to improve compressive strength of the products. Also, a binding material, useful for hazardous waste stabilization, comprising zeolite as a major component, is proposed.
  1. Non-ferrous metallurgy
In non-ferrous and rare metal metallurgy Zeolite is used as an absorbent.
  1. Air separation
In the equipment for air separation they get Nitrogen and Oxygen with application of Zeolite. Zeolite generators N2-O2 allow getting Nitrogen and Oxygen with 99.5-99.9% purity.
  1. Food industry
In food industry Zeolite largely reduces duration of food drainage during vacuum sublimation process.
  1. Energy industry
Solar heat regeneration systems with Zeolite equipment are repaid twice as fast as traditional technology devices.
  1. Perfume industry
In perfume industry it is used for smell neutralization of new leather products and also as deodorant for clothing.
  1. Detergent industry
In detergents products Zeolite is very useful as detergent's component. Zeolite substitutes for potentially harmful tripoliphosphate. Mixture of Zeolite and Bentonite is used for production of cleaning pastes.
  1. Medical supplies and pharmaceutical products
In medicine Zeolite is used in preparations of medical products used for treatment of radiculitis, lumbago, and catarrhal sicknesses.
Ecology application
Zeolite shows rapid selective ability in absorbtion of metal cations. Selective effect of Zeolite cation exchange with Strontium and Cesium ions is used in
radioactive isotope extraction
from liquid wastes of nuclear enterprises. Zeolite is very resistant to radioactive emanation.
Sewage cleaning
of cattle-breeding complexes and industrial enterprises.
Cleaning from chemical dyes
(achieving effect of water decoloration).
Purification of drinking water
from radionuclides, heavy metal ions, biological pollutants, oil products, ammonia and others.
Soil deactivation
after radioactive pollution.
Thorough gas drainage (to dew point 40-86° C).
Zeolite does not require any preliminary processing and works in low humidity conditions. Drained gases: hydrocarbon gases, technological air.
Gas rectification from acid components
(CO2, SO2). Zeolite is especially good at low values of PH and high temperatures.
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• Microlite – natural zeolites for plastics, paper, textile industry
Material Natural Zeolite
Chemical description Hydrated alumosilicate of alkali and alkaline earth metals
Mineral Clinoptilolite
Structure Tectosilicate
Empirical formula (Ca,K2,Na2,Mg)4Al8Si40O96.24H2O
Softening temperature 1 260 0C
Melting temperature 1 340 0C
Flow temperature 1 420 0C
Compression strength 33 MPa
Specific weight 2 200 - 2 440 kg/m3
Volume weight 1 600 - 1800 kg/m3
Appearance and odour grey-green, odourless
Porosity 24 - 32 %
Effective pore diameter 0,4 nm (4 angstrom)
Relative density 70%
Brightness 70%
Mohs hardness 1,5 - 2,5
Water absorbing capacity 34 - 36 %
pH-value 6,8 - 7,2
Resistance acid and base proof
Thermic stability up to 450 0C
Solubility in water none
Dangerous decomposition none
Dangerous polymerization none
Toxicity nontoxic
SiO2 65,0 - 71,3 %
Al2O3 11,5 - 13,1 %
CaO 2,7 - 5,2 %
K2O 2,2 - 3,4 %
Fe2O3 0,7 - 1,9 %
MgO 0,6 - 1,2 %
Na2O 0,2 - 1,3 %
TiO2 0,1 - 0,3 %
Si/Al 4,8 - 5,4
Clinoptilolite 84%
Cristobalite 8%
Feldspar 4%
Illite 4%
Quartz traces
Carbonate minerals < 0.5 %
Total exchange Ca2+ 0,64 - 0,98 mol/kg
Mg2+ 0,06 - 0,19 mol/kg
K+ 0,22 - 0,45 mol/kg
Na+ 0,01 - 0,19 mol/kg
Partial exchange capacity NH4+ min. 0,70 mol/kg
Total exchange capacity NH4+ 1,2 - 1,5 mol/kg
Water vapour sorption by dehydrated rock at 20 °C
rel. humidity 52 % 7,5 - 8,5 g H2O/100g
rel. humidity 98 % 13,5-14,5 g H2O/100g
Cs+ > Nh4+ > Pb2- > K+ > Na+ > Ca2- > Mg2+ > Ba2- > Cu2-, Zn7-
Available Fractions:
0 – 0,3 mm
0,3 – 1 mm
1 – 2,5 mm
2,5 – 5 mm
5 – 8 mm
8 – 16 mm
16 – 32 mm