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Zeolite is a porous natural aluminosilicate mineral rock. Zeolites occur as geological reserves around the world, especially in rocks tha partially or in their entirety have volcanic origins. This explains the frequent presence in geographical areas with volcanic activity. They derive from  the hydrothermal alteration of various aluminosilicate minerals such as feldspar and feldspathoid covering mostly small cavities, cracks and joints basaltic lavas and less commonly granites and gneisses.

Because of its molecular structure it shows a remarkably high ion exchange capacity (100 to 400 meq / 100g) and regulates the PH of water and soil to neutral. It acts as a molecular sieve which binds to heavy metals, toxins, free radicals, while it is one of the few negatively charged minerals in nature. Furthermore it has the ability to absorb water and other nutritive substances for living organisms, which then releases in a particular rate depending on the environmental conditions. Because of this ability could be likened to a “sponge stone”.

Our company handles the application and purchase of certified natural zeolite of European origin. The content of clinoptilolite is at least 85% and is available in various grain sizes depending on its use. Our aim is to spread the countless applications of this “magic rock” resulting in direct benefit of its properties in areas such as agriculture, livestock,  environment and public health. We ship worldwide in wholesale and retail prices.

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Natural zeolite in agriculture

Due to its unique properties, natural zeolite has many important applications in many areas such as agriculture, livestock, fisheries, public health, construction, hydrocarbons industry, protection against nuclear radiation and many others. Specifically, in agriculture, natural zeolite may be incorporated in the soil in the form of gravel and sprayed on the above ground part of the plant or the tree in a form of a very fine powder admixed in water, depending on the type of crop.

Zeolite as an excellent environmental manager helps to increase production to crops and maximize the quality of agricultural production. The following table lists some of these species and the influence of natural zeolite to production increase.

Table of increase of production after the use of natural zeolite

Corn - Gefyra Thessaloniki

50%

Wheat - Gefyra Thessaloniki

57%

Corn - Halastra Thessaloniki

34%

Organic tomato - Aspro Edessa

52%

Grape - Agios Athanasios Thessaloniki

66%

Kiwi - Leivadochori Serres

45%

Cotton - Nea Orestiada

20%

Carnation - Sidirokastro Serres

25%

Natural zeolite is used in greenhouses throughout Greece and especially in the area of Nea Orestiada with spectacular results. Due to its properties it saves water and fertilizers and helps the plants grow more quickly and healthier avoiding the use of heavy pesticides.

As a natural substance that is unchanged and present in the earth, it may be applied to an organic cultivation keeping its characterization and providing a cleaner soil. It also stimulates larger products with authentic flavor, aroma and color.

The geographical distribution of natural zeolite reserves in Greek area is mainly located in regions of Thrace. These are mainly deposits formed by the transformation of pyroclastic rocks in open hydrological systems. The presence of clinoptilolite is especially common in the area of Northern Thrace namely that of Northern Evros (Petrota).

Natural zeolite in livestock

Zeolite can be added to animal feed in powder form in 2% rate on their feed rations. It cleanses the digestive system of heavy metals, free radicals and toxins. Using 2-3 kilos of zeolite per square meter on the floor of the stall or other premises with animals, decreases greatly the after odor absorbing and neutralizing ammonia and hydrogen sulfide.

In the wider region of Petrota of Nea Orestiada, wherein the zeolite is abundant, many stables and other buildings have as construction material natural zeolite. Because of its antifungal properties also protects the udders of the animals from diseases, improving the quality and increasing the quantity of produced milk. Due to the absorption of ammonia and other harmful substances, the odorless manure can then be used as fertilizer.

Table of results after the use of natural zeolite in livestock

Increase of milk production in cows

17%

Poultry - increasing the nitrogen in the manure

6%

Poultry - reducing the loss of ammonia

55%

Poultry - increasing the egg production and weight

7%

Also the use of natural zeolite in breeding goats at 2.5% in their diet resulted in weight gain, birth to triplets and quadruplets deliveries and significant increase in the fat content in their milk.

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FAQ

What is zeolite?

Zeolite is a porous natural aluminosilicate mineral rock.

How is it created?

Zeolites occur as geological reserves around the world, especially in rocks that partially or in their entirety have volcanic origins. This explains the frequent presence in geographical areas with volcanic activity. The become from the hydrothermal alteration of various aluminosilicate minerals such as feldspar and feldspathoid and the cover mostly small cavities, cracks and joints of basaltic lavas and less commonly granites and gneisses. 

What properties does it have?

Because of its molecular structure it shows a remarkably high ion exchange capacity (100 to 400 meq / 100g) and regulates the PH of water and soil to neutral. It acts as a molecular sieve which binds to heavy metals, toxins, free radicals, while it is one of the few negatively charged minerals in nature. Furthermore it has the ability to absorb water and other nutritive substances for living organisms, which then releases in a particular rate depending on the environmental conditions. Because of this ability could be likened to a “sponge stone”.

Where is it applied?

Due to its properties, natural zeolite has many important applications in many areas such as agriculture, livestock, fisheries, public health, construction, the hydrocarbons industry, protection against nuclear radiation and many others. Specifically, in agriculture, natural zeolite may be incorporated in the soil in the form of gravel and sprayed on the above ground part of the plant or the tree in a form of a fine powder admixed in water, depending on the type of crop.

How does it affect the environment and human health?

There are only positive effects of use of natural zeolite on the environment or on human health, as it is a rock which not reacting chemically  with other substances. Instead, due to its properties, it presents many important positive effects for both the environment and living organisms. The exception is the misuse, such as human consumption or animal consumption of  zeolite containing quartz, which because of  prongs can create fissures and abrasions to organs of the body. For this reason, the zeolite product for human use should not contain quartz and have at least 95% content of clinoptilolite. 

Where can it be found?

The geographical distribution of natural zeolite reserves in Greek area is mainly located in many regions of Thrace. These are mainly deposits formed by the transformation of pyroclastic rocks in open hydrological systems. The presence of clinoptilolite is especially common in the strata of Northern Thrace namely that of Northern Evros (Kokkaalo- Petrota).

What characteristics play a role in applications?

The main characteristics of natural zeolite that play a role in applications is the granulometry, the content of clinoptilolite and the impurities with other elements.

How is it applied in agriculture?

In agriculture, it can be used either in fine powder form, for spraying with water, either in the form of gravel near the root sphere.

Is it compatible with the use of fertilizers?

Yes, natural zeolite can be used both in organic and conventional crops that make use of chemical fertilizers.

Is it compatible with organic production methods?

As a natural substance that is unchanged and present in the earth may be applied to a biological culture keeping its characterization and providing a cleaner soil. Also it stimulates larger products with authentic flavor, aroma and color.

Can it be used in greenhouses?

Natural zeolite is used in greenhouses throughout Greece and especially in  the area of New Orestiada with spectacular results. Due to its properties it saves water and fertilizers and helps the plants grow more quickly and healthier avoiding the use of heavy pesticides.

After zeolite has cleansed the soil, should it be removed?

No. Since zeolite binds with certain substances such as heavy metals from the soil, it inactivates them, not allowing them to interact with the environment. So the persistence in the soil does not harm its functioning and is continuing in the same way. The exception of course are substances that emit radiation such as radioactive materials susceptible to special treatment.

Has the influence been measured on agricultural products?

Yes it has been measured. The influence of the use of natural zeolite to agricultural products depends on several factors. The table of the homepage is referred to certain species, the influence of zeolite in increase of their production and the corresponding region.

Other countries that produce natural zeolite?

Natural Zeolite has been also detected in other countries outside Greece, for example:
Austria, Bulgaria, USA, Japan, Jordan, Italy, China, Cuba, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey.

How is it applied in livestock?

Natural zeolite can be added to animal feed in powder form, 2% in their feed rations. It cleanses the peptic system from heavy metals, free radicals and toxins.

How is it applied to humans?

There are certified formulations of natural zeolite for human use. Each formulation is accompanied by instructions. The dosage ranges from 1 to 5 gr a day. It is also possible to use natural zeolite in cosmetics, such as creams and face masks. You can buy such type of products from our shop.

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What is the price of zeolite?

The price of zeolite varies based on the quantity and the granulometry.

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Granulometries of Natural Zeolite

Zεόλιθος έως 0.063 χιλιοστά | Zeolife.gr

0 to 0,063 mm

Very fine powder. For spraying with water in agriculture

Zεόλιθος έως 0.15 χιλιοστά | Zeolife.gr

0 to 0.15 mm

in the form of a fine powder. It is used mainly as an additive in animal feed and for spraying with water in agriculture.

Ζεόλιθος έως 0,8 χιλιοστά | Zeolife.gr

0 to 0.8 mm

In a form of powder. Used for incorporation into seed production and as an additive in animal feed.

Ζεόλιθος από 0.8 έως 2.5 χιλιοστά | Zeolife.gr

0.8 to 2.5 mm

A fine gravel. It is used for integration on large and small-scale agriculture, for purification of water tanks, in aquariums and their filters and in the living area of livestock.

Ζεόλιθος από 0.8 έως 2.5 χιλιοστά | Zeolife.gr

2.5 to 5 mm

In the form of gravel. Is used for integration in large-scale agriculture like fields and trees, in water tanks for purification, in floors of aquariums and as pet litter.