Entries by Juliette Wander

Remediating Soil & Solid Waste Compost With Natural Clinoptilolite Zeolite

The incorporation of untreated or Mg-modified natural zeolite in municipal solid waste compost has been shown to reduce heavy metal concentration of corn plants growing in the remediated soil. A primary negative result of municipal waste composts is the contamination of soils with heavy metals. Management of the composted soil must be conducted before any […]

Heavy metal removal from motorway stormwater using zeolite

In this study, natural and synthetic zeolites have been shown to reduce heavy metals such as Zn, Cu, Pb, Cd in motorway stormwater. Zeolite has been investigated for its ion exchange capacity, and its ability to remove heavy metals that have been dissolved in an aqueous solution. Zeolite’s effect on motorway stormwater was assessed by calculating the […]

Benefits of Natural Zeolite in Anaerobic Digestion

The physical properties of zeolite are useful in various ways. Natural zeolite is a natural absorbent, which can be used for purification in digestion and wastewater. Anaerobic digestion is a series of biological processes in which microorganism break down the biodegradable absence of oxygen. Zeolite has been widely used as an ion exchanger for the removal […]

The positive effects of Zeolite used in Animal Feed

The growing demand for healthier food products has to lead to the innovation of zeolite additives in animal feed. According to recent studies, all animal feed is contaminated by more than one mycotoxin. According to Gowda, N. K. S, in his book Aflatoxins, it is estimated about 25% of the world’s livestock is affected by […]

Insecticidal potential of zeolite (Clinoptilolite)

Since the discovery of Zeolite, its potential properties have been used in many different beneficial applications. Clinoptilolite zeolite has been studied as a foliar application and has shown success in reducing infestation by several common pests including: maize weevil (Sitophilus Zeamais), wheat weevil (R. dominica), cigarette beetle (Lasioderma serricorne), sawtoothed grain beetle (O. surinamensis), rice […]

Improve Composting of Green Waste with Natural Zeolite

Green compost is an amazing way to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste. A common problem that compost faces are the traces of heavy metals, which limit land application.  In findings by Singh, J., & Kalamdhad, a year ago, they assessed the bioavailability of heavy metals using cattle manure, with and without natural zeolite. They now […]