All-natural Clinoptilolite Zeolite is an abundant resource and powerful soil amendment that can absorb and retain water longer, adsorb and retain nutrients on the micro level and allow oxygen to penetrate through to the root zone. Zeolite is natures’ mineral sponge. It is used often as a catalyst for many applications, including agriculture, farming, composting, fertilizing and aerating both sand and clay based soils.

THE MAJOR BENEFITS OF ZEOLITE IN SOIL TREATMENT PRODUCTS

  • Moisture Rentention

    KMI Zeolite is highly sorbent and has an extremely high surface area of 40m2/g. This means it can store moisture while at the same time preventing mildew and anaerobic activity.

  • Cation Exchange

    KMI Zeolite has a high cation exchange capacity which helps to buffer the soil and increase retention of nutrients such as K, NH4, Ca, and Mg.

  • Anti-Compaction

    Improve drainage, infiltration of moisture and availability of nutrients at the root level.

  • Immobilize Toxins

    Trap toxins and heavy metals, adsorbing these specific cations permanently into the negatively charged spaces of the KMI Zeolite molecular structure.

Zeolite can retain up to 60% of its weight in moisture

The unique attributes of this natural resource acts like a powerful mineral sponge, it is dense yet highly porous with a molecular sieve structure. Water is absorbed, drawn in, and collected by the tiny zeolite granules, once blended into soil it creates space for root aeration. Since the molecule is of a negative molecular charge and pH neutralizing it holds moisture longer than soil, clay, sand perlite, coco-coir, etc. while also buffering the soil and deterring root-rot.

Retain nutrients longer by ‘intelligently’ fertilizing with zeolite

In agriculture, horticulture and farming zeolite is used widely as a slow-release carrier of fertilizers and as a soil buffering and aerating agent. Zeolite’s unique characteristics allow it to adsorb macro and micro nutrients, with a porosity size ranging from 4 – 7 angstroms. More specifically the natural variety of zeolite clinoptilolite has a particular nutrient release curve that enables the mineral to adsorb nutrients and hold on to them well enough to withstand leaching by way of water runoff, but at the same time lightly enough that the plant roots can draw the nutrients back out.

Allow oxygen to flow through soil and into the root zone

Zeolite’s unique crystalline lattice structure contains millions of pores and channels allowing oxygen to flow in and out of the mineral while also trapping and storing the oxygen. Zeolite improves the availability of oxygen to the roots and the aeration of the soil in general helping to prevent anaerobic bacteria, stagnation and root-rot.

Keep fertilizers in the soil longer and reduce leaching

While nitrogen stimulates plant growth, it contributes to water pollution; up to 70 percent of nitrogen contained in fertilizers is lost to the environment. Zeolite is an all natural product that improves fertilizer quality and productivity while witholding toxins from the environment.