In another victory for clinoptilolite zeolite, the school board has approved artificial turf installations for Einstein High & Julius West Middle schools. The fields of both of these schools were in disrepair, years of use had left them unusable, and they had long awaited a replacement.
Clinoptilolite zeolite has been shown to reduce turf surface tempurature by up to 30 degrees, and has can drastically reduce exposure to VOC’s and other carcenogens found in the alternative, crumb rubber. Go here to learn more about the benefits of clinoptilolite zeolite as an infill.
It has been known for many years that adding natural zeolite to the diet of a cow will improve its health, reduce toxins and optimize nutrient intake. But new research has shown that the benefits may not end there. Researchers in New Zealand are looking into the positive environmental impact of feeding zeolite to cows.
Nitrogen in the form of ammonia is created when a cow eats, during the digestive process this builds up and is passed on. Leaching of these excess nitrates from dairy centers has been a growing issue all over the world. By adding zeolite to the feed, this free ammonium and nitrogen could be bonded and sequestered, reducing the amount that leaches into the water table.
Dangerous levels of nitrogen and phosphorus are compounding in Lake Erie causing runaway algae blooms that are threatening wildlife. For the second time this lake has dying. An over abundance of phosphorous and nitrogen from fertilizers and sewage, feed the blue green algae and bacteria which in turn produce toxins that can harm animals as well as people. The primary source of these excess nutrients today is agricultural runoff.
According to the recent American Chemical Society national meeting clinoptilolite zeolite has been used successfully to filter out carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in smoke by as much as 93% while maintaining the flavors.
The zeolite reduced the levels of benzo[a]pyrene, a type of PAH that the International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies as a known human carcinogen, by 93%. Concentrations of several other PAHs also dropped, many by more than 70%
According to the authors of the study, the filtering process actually improves the flavor.
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This short video demonstrates the difference between adsorption and absorption, and how ‘sorption operates in everyday life, including hard water build-up on plumbing, and fertilizer in soil.
This animated video showcases the cation exchange process very nicely. Read more