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Another School Board Approves Clinoptilolite Zeolite

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.

MCPS of Maryland has announced that clinoptilolite zeolite is in fact safe, and is currently already in place in many other schools, including some in Maryland.

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.

Natural Zeolite to Reduce Nitrate Leaching in Dairy

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.

Increasing Blooms From Nutrient Runoff Threaten Ecosystems

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.

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Filtering Out Carcinogens From Flavoring

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.

Read the article:

https://cen.acs.org/articles/96/web/2018/03/Zeolite-filters-carcinogens-smoke-flavoring.html

Sorption in Everyday Life

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.

The Cation Exchange Process

This animated video showcases the cation exchange process very nicely. Read more

12 Ways This Little Known Mineral Can Improve Your Soil

Clinoptilolite zeolite is a microporous aluminosilicate mineral with a kind of funny name, but what it can do to benefit your soil is very serious.

A handful of pure clinoptilolite zeolite can contain a surface area of over 10 million square feet!

Zeolite has an extremely high porosity and cation exchange rate. This plus a negative charge means it can draw in and hold nutrients, oxygen and water until they are required and absorbed by plant roots.

1) Save Water

Increase water holding capacity of your soil and reduce watering requirements by up to 50%

2) Improve Absorption

Absorb more H2O, increase infiltration and improve water permeation. Zeolite traps and holds moisture within it’s molecular structure allowing plant roots to tap into the stored H20 as needed.

3) Retain Nutrients

Zeolite has a very hight cation exchange rate and a negative charge, this allows the mineral to absorb nutrients and hold on to them until required by the roots. Reduce nutrient leaching and prevent water table pollution by potassium, phosphorous, nitrates & nitrites.

4) Balance pH

Naturally balance the pH levels in the soil and prevent spikes in pH which can help correct and maintain a balanced environment for maximum root growth.

5) Remove Toxins

Because zeolite has a helical and negatively charged molecular cage it adsorbs and locks in ammonia and harmful heavy metals, effectively removing them from the surrounding soil.

6) Reduce Aridity

Improve soil aeration and repair arid soil.  Mixing zeolite into soils improves root health allowing more water and nutrients to get to the roots.

7) Gnat Deterent

Keep soil surface free of mildew and gnats by sprinkling zeolite powder over the top layer.

8) Control Nutrient Uptake

The zeolite in the soil will adsorb then slowly release fertilizers, insecticides, pesticides, and growth stimulators as needed by the plant.

9) Balance Light Soil

Improve the nitrogen balance in light and sandy soil.

10) Correct Bad Soil

Improve the production capacity of soils devastated by acids and other contaminants.

11) Reduce Compacting

Prevent soil compaction and increase porosity and aeration allowing roots to spread and grow healthier and longer.

12) Compost Organics Better

Improve the breakdown of compostable elements in soil & reduce odors. Increase the level of good bacteria and reduce the bad bacteria. 

The Benefits of Zeolite in Soils

Add 10 – 15% clinoptilolite zeolite to any soil blend or dirt to improve the qualities and performance of the soil.

Adding 10 – 15% clinoptilolite zeolite by volume to soil or fields can improve the health of the roots and result in healthier plants. Always source the purest zeolite. KMI Zeolite suppliesthe highest natural form of clinoptilolite zeolite available, at 97%+ purity. You can buy Zeolite here for your home or commercial applications.

Canadian Zeolite Announces U.S. Supplier Agreement with KMI Zeolite Inc.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canadian Zeolite Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX-V:CNZ) (OTCQB:CNZCF) (FSE:ZEON) an international marketer and distributor of zeolite and zeolite products is pleased to announce it has signed a supplier agreement with KMI Zeolite (“KMI”) based in Nevada. This agreement enables the Company to purchase and market sized zeolite and zeolite products for its growing US customer base in agriculture, animal feed and various other industries which cannot be serviced logistically from its Bromley Creek deposit in British Columbia, Canada.

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ABR Ashburton zeolite study shows increased weed yields

The following story was published on Thomson ONE: For information on Thomson ONE go to www.thomson.com/financial

Ashburton Ventures Inc. has released the analysis of the final weight of dried
marijuana harvested from plants involved in a study of cannabis cultivated
with zeolite from the Z-1 zeolite quarry near Cache Creek, B.C.
Plants enriched with a zeolite-carbon blend produced up to 29% more dry
cannabis (in a 0.9% to 29.4% range), with an average per-plant increase of
7.8% compared to control plants grown in straight coconut husk fibre (coco
coir). Plants enriched with straight zeolite produced up to 19% more dry
cannabis (in a 2.3% to 19.0% range), with an average increase of 7.1% in total
harvest yields compared to the control group average.
According to Albert Kasprowicz, BSc, "Each of the study's eighteen test groups
and two control groups produced a cluster of six data points within a range.
The average value of each data cluster is the key information, because an
operation's total harvest is proportional to the average plant's yield. We can
now predict with confidence the effect of ten distinct soil recipes on total
harvests, when applied on an operation-wide scale. Two of those recipes stand
out from the rest."
The study produced a scatter chart of data points measured in grams,
representing per-plant marijuana yields in twenty groups of six plants each.
The study was split between two strains, Meltdown and CBD God, grouped
according to levels of enrichment with straight zeolite, straight carbon, or a zeolite-carbon blend mixed into a base soil of coco coir. 

To obtain data, whole plants were hung to dry for one week in a controlled-humidity
environment before flowers were removed and weight measurements taken under Kasprowicz' supervision.
Kasprowicz stated, "Straight zeolite and zeolite-carbon blends gave us the
biggest gains, each with an average production increase of over 7% consistent
across both strains. Our next phase of research will attempt to push this
number higher by adjusting zeolite particle sizes. We believe a 10% production
increase may be a realistic goal. Our pending order for 20 tons of Z-1 Zeolite
has been adjusted to include a blend of fine particle sizes specific to our
needs."
Ashburton President David Gdanski stated, "Our study demonstrates a simpler
route to the higher yields cultivators are after. In an industry where costs
of production are high, typically exceeding 50% of the wholesale value of
marijuana produced, a 7% or 10% increase in yields and revenue can equate to a
15% or 20% increase in net profit. We're extremely pleased about what our
study says about the potential return on investment for Z-1 Zeolite customers
in the commercial marijuana sector."
Ashburton currently awaits Kasprowicz' analysis of data recently released by
MB Labs, to better understand the mechanisms by which zeolite and carbon act
to increase marijuana yields.
Ashburton Ventures Inc. is a Canadian-based junior exploration company focused
on Canadian mineral projects in Quebec and British Columbia, Canada. If you
would like to be added to the news release distribution please get in touch
with us at info@ashburtonventures.com.
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ASHBURTON VENTURES SECURES PURCHASE ORDER FROM BC BUD DEPOT’S RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FACILITY

VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)  (“Ashburton” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that BC Bud Depot’s Research and Development facility on Salt Spring Island has placed an initial twenty-ton zeolite order based on the encouraging results of an ongoing study into the effects of Ashburton’s Z-1 Zeolite and ZMM T-Carbon on cannabis growth and productivity. 

The study has entered its third and final phase with the current harvest of all 72 plants providing scientific data. Phase Two samples, of plant tissue and soil, are currently at MB Labs in Sidney, BC, a Health Canada certified cannabis analytics laboratory.

 Phase One data revealed notable trends corresponding to the Z-1 zeolite and zeolite-carbon enrichment of the growth medium. Reduced pathogens in liquid runoff from amended soils suggests a cleaner root zone with fewer factors to inhibit cannabis productivity. Highlights include:

·         Up to 85% less Staphylococcus bacteria;

·         Up to 90% less of total Coliforms;

·         Up to 48% less of Lactose Fermenters;

·         Up to 62% less Yeast and Fungi.

The Company’s Z-1 Zeolite also prevented wasteful leaching of five critical nutrients to cannabis production – nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium – allowing higher levels to remain available for plant uptake. Plants in straight coconut fibre lost up to 438% more nutrient during irrigation.

 According to facility operator Edward Bielert, “We’re seeing healthier plants that are noticeably heavier as we hang them up to dry. It’s safe to say that zeolite makes some difference to yields, but we harvest in stages, top buds first, so we don’t have final weight numbers yet.”

Bielert added, “What we do already know, and what impacts us immensely, is the labour we’ll save by planting our whole farm with zeolite. We were surprised by how much water zeolite soaks up – plants potted with zeolite required irrigation only half as often. That’s hundreds of man-hours saved in a crop cycle. Z-1 Zeolite will revolutionize operations here.”

 Initially BC Bud Depot’s Research and Development facility have placed a twenty-ton Purchase Order of Z-1 clinoptilolite Zeolite. Processing this premium-grade zeolite will begin at the Z-1 Quarry imminently, as the Cache Creek evacuation order has been lifted.

 “We’re pleased to take our initial order from the cannabis industry. Mr. Bielert has strong ties to the Canadian Licensed Producer [LP] community,” stated Tim Harvey, Chief Operations Officer. “Having a cannabis farmer of his stature to showcase our product on a large scale, and having the science to establish quantitative benefits to marijuana production puts us in a strong position to convey the value that Z-1 Zeolite can add to LP cannabis operations.”

Ashburton Ventures Inc. is a Canadian-based junior exploration company focused on Canadian mineral projects in Quebec and British Columbia, Canada.  If you would like to be added to the news release distribution please get in touch with us at info@ashburtonventures.com.