What is Zeolite
Zeolite today is getting more popular at the industry. What is Zeolite scientifically? Zeolite is hydrated aluminosilicates characterized by high surface areas and high caution exchange capacities.
Zeolite were in fact formed over million years ago, when volcanoes erupted enormous amounts of ash-aluminosilicates of alkaline and alkaline earth. Some of the wind bome ash settled to form thick ash beds.
In some other class. the ash fall into lakes. While in another case water percolated through the ash beds. The chemical reaction of volcanic ash and salt water resulted in thhe formation of natural zeolites for both cases.
Characteristics of zeolites deposit was considered from genesis. Natural differences such as temperature, geographic location and ash/water properties result in a slighly different composition.
Thus some unique properties were given to some deposits. These small differences during the formmation of a zeolite deposit are the reason that each natural zeolite property has unique properties.
Scientifically, zeolites is incredible crystalline minerals that are able to absorb a lot og different types og moistures, gases, petrochemicals, heavy metals, low-level radioactive elements and large number og various solutions.
The channels in the zeolites mineral offer a large surface on which chemical reaction will occur. The holes within the crystals can absorb up to 50% of its volume. Materials that are able to be absorbed are ion, gas and molecules.