Silver Zeolite Manufacturer
What are zeolites?
At Laboratorios Argenol, we are manufacturers and distributors of silver zeolite. Zeolites are microporous aluminosilicate minerals which have the ability to hydrate and dehydrate reversibly.
There are currently over 200 types of zeolites (such as silver zeolites) which are classified according to their structure, where over 40 are natural and the rest synthetic. Zeolites, such as silver zeolites, are found in sedimentary rocks and in volcanic and metamorphic rocks alike.
They are usually used as commercial absorbent agents. Some examples of the most common uses are petroleum refining, pollution control and colouring liquids and gases.
Uses of zeolites
Zeolites and their different types, such as silver zeolite, have a wide variety of uses, and are mostly used for ion exchange in agriculture, aquiculture and livestock farming and as a catalyst in the chemical industry.
In agriculture, they are used as soil conditioners.
In aquaculture, they are used as water softeners, thanks to their ability to exchange ions, and are also used to make certain fish fatten more quickly.
In livestock farming, they are used as a nutritional supplement, since they help gain the maximum yield from the food. Nowadays, they are used as a nutritional supplement for birds.
Ion exchange. As most ion exchanges take place through an aqueous solution, zeolites are used to soften the residual hardness of water.
This is achieved by creating active sites on the surface of the zeolites so that when the liquid passes through them, it is possible to trap and replace the ions found in the solution with others that reduce hardness properties.
Catalyst in the chemical industry. Zeolites are very important for many processes in the petrochemical industry.
As they have highly crystalline pores, zeolites, like silver zeolites, are considered to act as a molecular sieve, as their cavities have molecular dimensions. In this way, when hard water passes, the larger molecules get trapped and the smaller ones continue on their way, allowing a cleaner, softer and more crystalline liquid to come out.
Its sieving capacity is limited. The small size of the pores means that the incoming water must have a very low amount of solids and turbidity. Its crystalline structure is made up of tetrahedrons that join together to create a three-dimensional network in which each oxygen atom is shared by two silicon atoms, thus it is categorised as a tectosilicate mineral.
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