What do you mean by zeolite?
Zeolite is formed when volcanic rock or ash combines with alkaline fluids. Zeolite is a mineral that may create aluminosilicates, which are structures made up of arrays of aluminium, silica, and oxygen. Clinoptilolite is the most frequent. Because of their structure and content, they are microporous and prone to cation exchange. Due to probable impurities, the degree of such exchange capabilities varies from type to type and is considerably weaker in naturally occurring zeolites. Zeolites, on the other hand, can be easily synthesised from a heated solution of alumina, silica, and sodium hydroxide.
Media Filters for zeolite
Media filters are easy to make and can be done at home. They essentially consist of a basin stacked with varying sizes and densities of materials. A gradient of fine to coarse sand on a gravel bed that is likewise in a gradient is a frequent layout. The goal is to catch particles that are too big to pass through the spaces between grains. The above arrangement collects everything at the top, while the bottom layers offers support and drainage.
Others have gradients ranging from big to small, allowing particles to be captured layer by layer as the water runs through.Anthracite, garnet, and activated carbon are some of the media employed in these filters. Sand and zeolite, for example, have qualities that make them suitable for diverse uses depending on what they can extract. Filtration media can be used singly, but in many circumstances, using many medias at once is more helpful. This is referred to as a multimedia filter.
What makes water treatment with zeolite media a good filter?
The more pores in the treatment media, the more effective the filtration. Zeolite media contains a large number of pores, thus, they not only catch particles between grains, but also absorb them into their pores. This is accomplished in part by the zeolite mineral's cation exchange capability, which allows it to absorb positive ions from the water (e.g., dissolved metals, sodium, and ammonia) and exchange them for something else.
Because of its high pore density, zeolite has a large effective surface area, which allows it to collect high concentrations of pollutants without the need for back washing. Adsorption can also be used by the media to catch and remove particles. This is an active phenomenon in which particles stick to the media's surface rather than passively becoming stuck between grains.
Zeolite is also less likely to clog fast, resulting in a reduced pressure decrease during treatment. This media is also more chemical resistant than other media and has the ability to remove/reduce specific hardness minerals, allowing it to act as a water softener.
Zeolite water treatment has other benefits
- Selective for heavy metal cations such as zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), silver (Ag), lead (Pb), cobalt (Co), and nickel (Ni);
- High internal and external surface area resulting in a high ion retention capacity;
- Outperforms granular media in terms of performance;
- Filters and purifies water really well;
- Gets rid of organic matter;
- Resistance to abrasion;
- Sludge is dehydrated;
- Requires half as many backwash cycles as sand;
- Less backwash water is used since the number of backwash cycles is reduced;
- GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) for both people and animals;
- Non-toxic and safe for the environment;
- There are no chemical additions or dyes in this product.
Netsol Water is a leading manufacturer of various types of water treatment facilities in India. Technology is always growing and evolving to satisfy humanity's needs, and one of those needs is clean water. The wastewater and drinking water treatment sector is always studying, testing, and creating new and improved techniques to treat wastewater and drinking water in efficient and environmentally responsible ways.
Netsol can provide a sustainable, natural treatment solution for drinking water, grey water, and wastewater treatment by designing Zeolite water filter media to meet the demands of the customer.