Zeotech Corporation Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Friday, October 20, 2017
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What Is Zeolite?
ZeolitesThe short answer is micro-porous minerals of volcanic origin.Zeolite is an inorganic porous material having a highly regular structure of pores and chambers that allows some molecules to pass through, and causes others to be either excluded, or broken down. It is in many ways, the inorganic equivalent of organic enzymes.
The Origin of Zeolite

Zeolites come from volcanic ashZeolite begins as volcanic ash that is spewed into the atmosphere during violent eruptions. Ash plumes can travel thousands of miles before they are deposited on the earth’s surface.

In nature, zeolites are often formed where volcanic rock of specific chemical composition is immersed in water so as to leach away some of the components. Composition and pore size, of course, depend upon what kind of rock minerals are involved.

Zeolites are volcanic hard rock minerals. They are derived from volcanic ash that is solidified and mineralized over millions of years.

History of Zeolite Use In Water Applications
  • B.C., Roman Aqua Ducts of Pure Water
  • 1950’s, Zeolite Discoveries in USA
  • 1970’s, Wastewater NH3 and Radioactive removal
  • 1980’s Pool Use in Europe then in USA
  • Commercial Pool Sales
  • 1990’s Zeotech Pool Research
  • 1999 = Sales est. 200 tons, 2010 estimate 2,500 tons and over 300,000 pool installations.
Zeolite Testing and FilteringZeolites have many useful purposes. They can perform ion exchange, filtering, odor removal, chemical sieve and gas absorption tasks. The most well known use for zeolites is in water filtration applications.

Zeolites are typically soft to moderately hard, light in density, transparent to translucent and have similar origins. There are about 45 natural minerals that are recognized members of the Zeolite Group.

Industry has mimicked some of the natural zeolites, and formed many new ones targeted towards very specific purposes. Zeotech Corporation mines a natural zeolite called clinoptilolite and through extensive research and development has developed a variety of all-natural and chemically modified products for a wide range of applications. Clinoptilolite (or clino) is the most abundant zeolite found and is suited for the broadcast use of applications.