Water treatment (demineralization and regulation of pH)
Zeolites are a group of natural minerals that have certain properties that allow them to exchange one charged ion present in their crystal structure, for another ion present in the environment. Zeolite is an effective ammonia remover and also provides a large surface for bacteria to nitrate in a recirculating system. Not only does the Zeolite provide the optical clarity of the water, it also keeps it biologically clean.
• absorbs toxic ammonia
• absorbs heavy metals and pesticides
• removes micro particles in water
• reduces algal growth
• prevents the spread and concentration of odors in water supply facilities
• prevents the development of microorganisms and rot in the water
• it will not muddy the water
• it is not toxic
• completely safe for fish and bacteria nitration
Zeolites contribute to a cleaner, safer environment in a number of ways. In fact, almost every application of zeolite is driven by environmental concerns, or plays a significant role in reducing toxic waste. The highly porous structure of the zeolite captures contaminating particles up to 4 microns in size. It has a natural negative charge that gives it the ability to adsorb cations and some organic contaminants and unwanted odors. Zeolites are highly selective collectors of various metal cations that can be extracted from the water by the ion-exchange process. Natural zeolites are excellent ion exchangers for the removal and recovery of heavy metal cations (Pb, Cu, Cd, Zn, Co, Cr, Mn and Fe; Pb, Cu reaches 97%) from drinking and waste water.
Ammonia is a major problem for the treatment of municipal wastewater. This remarkable mineral has a huge capacity for adsorbing ammonia. Ammonia levels in municipal wastewater can be reduced to 10-15 ppm after passing through a treatment plant. Zeolite filtration capabilities offer versatile and environmentally friendly options to capture most contaminants found in plumbing systems. Natural zeolites can perform these functions because of their high ion-exchange capacity, energy adsorption-desorption and modification ability.
Due to the outstanding natural quality, origin and production process of zeolites, Ducazel has an expanded range of adsorption characteristics. This makes it an effective adsorbent of mycotoxins of various physicochemical properties (from weakly polar to strongly polar, from hydrophilic to hydrophobic). At the same time it is very selective so that it does not adsorb nutrients (vitamins, oligoelements and amino acids).