Zeolite Applications | Iran Zeolite
Zeolite as the mineral is widely used in many industries, the demand for natural and synthetic varieties in terms of physical and chemical properties (directly dependent on the crystal structure and chemical composition) has fluctuated and is rapidly increasing.
Zeolite use in building materials
Zeolites use as a raw material in the ceramic industry has many advantages due to the ability to modify their chemical composition by ion exchange method. Among these advantages are the production of colored ceramics. For example, incorporating iron as a divalent iron ion will lead to a green material. The puffing and bubbling phenomenon of zeolites is used to make low-density porous ceramics. Their use is also common in pozzolanic cement and concrete.
Zeolite uses in the Cement Industry
In the past few years, due to the properties of Zeolite in terms of water absorption and after dehydration, cement industry has been the focus of attention. Because using Zeolite in cement raw materials causes changes in water absorption and physical properties of concrete that can have a positive and valuable role in the durability and stability of concrete.
Zeolite used as a filler in the paper industry
Zeolite can be used as a filler in the paper industry due to its low weight and possessing pozzolan properties.
Zeolite use Pharmaceutical and medical use
Clinoptilolite zeolite can be used as a fluoride-based toothpaste. The presence of this mineral causes more ions to remain in the same ion.
Zeolite use as a propellant in pesticides
Adding clinoptilolite zeolite to such pesticides will increase their longevity and the environment will not be harmful. The use of this substance has become common even in the elimination of animal skin parasites such as mites, lice, mites or mites, etc.
Zeolite use in detergent
Unlike phosphates still used in detergent, zeolites do not cause any environmental pollution. Calcium and magnesium ions which increase the hardness of water and interfere with the detergent cleaning process are absorbed by zeolites. With this type of mineralization the detergent production property and thus its cleaning power are increased.
Zeolite used in the Oil Industry as Catalysts
Most catalysts today are made of zeolite. Understanding the catalytic properties of zeolites Many researchers in the various sciences of chemistry and petrochemicals have made many reactions to this mineral.
Zeolite use in the petroleum industry
One of the main uses of zeolites in the petroleum industry is its absorption effects. Zeolites can absorb oil stains and clean the environment from contamination. Numerous experiments have shown that a mixture of zeolite, perlite, sodium carbonate, tartaric acid, an organic solution with a specific gravity of about 0.5 g / cm3, is able to stay on the Au surface for more than 200 hours and remove the oil from the Absorb and collect water levels. This property can be used in the event of an oil spill from large oil tankers or accidents such as those that release large quantities of oil loaded at sea level.