Because of their special characteristics, zeolites are in high demand in manufacturing and university research labs. These magic minerals are used as catalysers in the chemicals industry, but they also have everyday applications (e.g. in washing powder, toothpaste, cat litter and drugs). Not forgetting cattle feed, fertilisers and soil remediation products.
Removal of Toxic Pollutants
Zeolites are minerals; inorganic solids characterised by a network of minuscule pores and channels. They were named by the Swedish mineralogist Axel Fredrik Cronstedt (1722-1765), who discovered stilbite in 1756. Zeolite comes from the Greek words zeins and lithos, and translated freely it means ‘boiling stone’. Cronstedt coined the name when he discovered that stilbite produced large amounts of steam when heated. Around 60 different zeolites are found in nature (including Greenmaker), but most zeolites (around 600) are synthetic.