Zeolite: the filter of the Earth 

Zeolite is a mineral which is abundant in the natural environment and it does not undergo through any chemical processing. It is ready for use in a wide range of applications right after mining, fragmentation and sieving.

The “boiling” stone

In 1756, Swedish mineralogist Axel Cronstedt was the first to observe a “rock” that was producing steam when heated in a way that was resembling “boiling”. He named that rock “zeolite” (from the ancient Greek words ζεο/zeo = boil and λίθος/lithos = stone).

Attributes

Zeolite has a very high adsobring and ion exchanging ability. It can actually bind other elements and chemical bonds because it is one of the few negatively charged minerals found in nature.

Ion exchanging process

It is the reversible heterogenous cation and anion exchange between a solid and a liquid substance. Clay minerals (including zeolite) are most capable for exchanging ions. Zeolites have a porous structure which can harbor a large quantity of cations such as Na+, Κ+, Ca2+ και Mg2+. Those positively charged ions are loosely attached onto zeolite’s crystallic grid, therefore they can be easily exchanged. An example of ion exchange is the replacement of Νa+ by Ca2+ and/or Mg2+ in zeolite.

Adsorption

Zeolite is also called a “molecular sieve” because it makes “sieving” a molecular mix possible. Smaller molecules are held into the cavities of the zeolite and the larger molecules go through uninterrupted. The first experiments were carried out on radioactive elements from radioactive waste. Zeolite has the ability of withholding small molecules even underwater.

Raw materials

Our main raw ingredients are two natural substances:

1) Water

2) Natural zeolite

Water undergoes a special treatment which alters its molecular structure turning it into “active” water, which later on is enriched with top quality natural zeolite. This process is called “zeolite liquefaction” and produces our main ingredient, “zeowater”. This procedure is our global innovation which consists of enriching liquid detergents with natural zeolite. Our detergents contain up to 95% “active zeowater” and they are environmentally friendly as they are up to 90% biodegradable.

Effect on health

Zeolite can bring positive effects on health. As a mineral it does not react chemically with other substances, therefore it is not absorbed by the body. It goes through the digestive system and rinses the body off all heavy metals and toxins.