ZINKAN ZEOLITES, LLC.
Zinkan Zeolites Trade Name: ZINKALITE™
“Zeolite” refers to a group of minerals, hydrated calcium potassium sodium aluminosilicates. These minerals hold water and other cations, or positively charged ions, in the cavities of their lattice structure. The zeolite lattices are able to loosely hold cations, such as calcium, sodium, ammonium, potassium, and water, because of their negative charge. This loose hold allows the zeolite to readily exchange one cation for another.
This ability is known as a zeolite’s “cation-exchange capacity” or “CEC”. Cation-exchange capacity is a measure of the number of cations per unit weight available for exchange, usually expressed as milliequivalents per 100 grams of material.