What is Zeolite?
Zeolite is an Aluminosilicate mineral of volcanic origin.
For what is Zeolite used?
Water filtration, waste water treatment, animal feed supplements and lick blocks, potting mixes, compost manufacture, building materials, concrete and cement, heat and binding, storage and controlled release, differential filtration and many more.
What are the main differences between Zeolite and Bentonite?
Zeolite is much harder than bentonite, but bentonite absorbs more water than Zeolite. Zeolite binds cations (due to its net negative charge) which bentonite does not.
What are the main differences between Zeolite and Activated Carbon?
Zeolite is an absorbent, it happens inside the pores of the Zeolite whereas activated Carbon is an adsorbent. It happens on the surface. Zeolite binds smaller molecules (gases and liquids) than carbon does which is better at larger molecules especially organics. They are, in fact, complementary.
Are all Zeolites the same?
No! All Zeolite deposits are different. They contain different types of Zeolites, different ratios of Zeolite minerals, purity and hardness.
What are the differences between Our Zeolites and those found in other parts of the World?
Our Zeolites are much harder than overseas ones and so are better at water filtration, as they don't break down and that is why our zeolite is more expensive.
What are the critical differences between Castle Mountain Zeolites and other Australian Zeolites?
CMZ are 99% Zeolites, 1% other silicates and are water loving (hydrophilic). Are 99%crystaline and have high cation exchange capacity (average 147meg/gm). Other Zeolite deposits have lower specifications. It should be noted that Zeolite has a high aluminium. content, it wouldn't be Zeolite if it wasn't. Any lead content is bound into the Zeolite like European lead crystal. There is never any release of Lead from Zeolite unless you boil it in concentrated sulfuric acid, after an hour at 100C, when you have released <50% of the lead content.
How are Castle Mountain Zeolite products manufactured?
Particle size reduction is achieved by a sequence of proprietry milling operations as well as air classification and screening to produce a range of products with tight specifications.
Is Zeolite safe to take orally?
Yes, Zeolite has very low toxicity and is permitted to be used in feed/feed supplements for animals.
Do you make therapeutic claims for your Zeolites?
Your Zeolite has traces of many elements in it. Are these potentially problematic?
No! The levels of the isotopes found are very low so are non-toxic. There is no radioactivity detectable in our Zeolite products over and above background levels.