Entries by Juliette Wander

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]