Natural Zeolite Water Treatment
The world is faced with increasing demands for high-quality drinking water and for treatment of municipal, agricultural, and industrial wastewaters. The chemical structure and characteristics of Zeolite make it a low cost, environmentally safe means of treating municipal water supplies, sewage effluent, biological wetlands, industrial and mining waste-water discharge and swimming pool and spa water.
The most common cation in waters potentially affecting human and animal health is ammonia which can be removed by natural Zeolite. When used as a filtration media, Zeolite helps remove even trace amounts of ammonium ions from water through the cation exchange process where the ammonium chemically bonds to the zeolite molecules.
Natural Zeolites are highly selective scavengers of a variety of metal cations that can be removed from liquid effluents through the process of ion-exchange. Zeolites are excellent ion exchangers for the removal and recovery of heavy metal cations from drinking and waste-waters. The filtering abilities of zeolites offer a versatile and environmentally friendly option to capture most contaminants found in water systems.