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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/42/S17.081

TRADITIONAL AND INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS OF NATURAL ZEOLITES IN HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS

M. Drevkova, B. Bencoova, D. Tudos, M. Puzder, D. Slosar
Tuesday 12 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-07-2 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 42, 651-658 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/42/S17.081

ABSTRACT

Zeolites are solids (hydrated aluminosilicate minerals) consist of interlinked tetrahedra of alumina (AlO4) and silica (SiO4). Zeolites are minerals with three-dimensional crystal structure (open crystal structure) built from the elements previously mentioned (Al, Si, O2). They are very stable solid substances with exceptional properties – they resist of environmental conditions, they resist high pressures, they do not dissolve in water, they do not oxidize in the air. Zeolite structure – “framework structure” is one of the most interesting internal structure – zeolite can trap other molecules inside it. Currently, the world’s annual production of natural zeolite is about 3 million tones (China 2 million t, South Korea, Japan, Jordan, Turkey, Slovakia 85,000 t and the United States). Natural zeolites are used in almost all sectors of the national economy - agriculture, aquaculture, horticulture, water treatment, sewage treatment, air filtration, construction industry, adsorbent of pollutants and odors, and many others. Moreover, zeolites are effective, useful and popular especially in households. Domestic uses relate primarily to the odor and liquid adsorbing characteristics of zeolites. This paper describes the use of zeolites in households. The usage is divided into two parts - the traditional applications of zeolites and zeolite innovative applications in everyday life.

Keywords: natural zeolite, innovative technologies, household products, liquid hydrogen, humidity absorber.