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BEAR RIVER ZEOLITE CO., INC.
4005 East Glendale Road
Preston, ID 83263

tel: 406-827-3523
fax: 406-827-3543

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AGRICULTURAL USES

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

  • Mineral: Consists of a volcanic mineral called "clinoptilolite” (see spec sheet)
  • Size: 3/8” x ¼”. 4 x 8, 8 x 40, 14 x 40, 40 x 100, -100, -40 mesh
  • GRAS: Classified as “GRAS” (generally regarded as safe) under 21 CFR Part 582.2729, 40 CFR Part 180.1001
  • Color: Pale green when dry, dark green when wet
  • Moisture: Holds up to 55% of its weight in water
  • Surface Area: High surface area,  24.9 square meters/gram
  • Weight: 55 pounds per cubic foot
  • CEC: High cation exchange capacity (CEC) of 140 to 180 meq/100gram
  • Hydrophilic
  • Potassium: 3.47%
  • Calcium: 1.6%
  • Sodium: <0.5% (no water soluble sodium)

BASIC PRINCIPLES   

BRZ™ has two methods of holding cations such as ammonium, and plant nutrients. The first method is by absorption in channel ways.  BRZ™ will hold up to 55% of its weight in water. The second method is by "cation exchange" (measured as cation exchange capacity or "CEC"). By this method, BRZ™ holds ammonium and other plant nutrients in the crystal structure where they are not water-soluble but are plant-accessible on an as-needed time-release basis. 

APPLICATIONS

  • -40 AND -14 X 40 mesh products are fed to animals and poultry. It has the following advantages:
  1. odor control

  2. flow agent/anti caking agent for food stuffs

  3. increased pellet durability for pellet feeds

  • CARRIER FOR PESTICIDES AND HERBICIDES
    BRZ™ in a minus 40 or 100 mesh size or even finer is used as a carrier for pesticides and herbicides due to its porosity.
  • ODOR CONTROL
    See BRZ™ Animal Odor Control.
  • SOIL AMENDMENT
    See BRZ™ Soil Amendment.
  • FERTILIZER
    BRZ™ can be ammoniated naturally with manure for the qualification of "organic grown" or artificially with ammonium nitrate, ammonium sulfate, urea, or other nitrogen sources. It contains approximately 3.5% potassium. Phosphate can also be added.
  • WATER POLLUTION CONTROL
    BRZ™ absorbs ammonium and ammonia gas to reduce the conversion of the nitrogen to nitrates and nitrites that cause water pollution.

     
  •  FLOW AGENT
    BRZ™ helps dry materials and enhances the flow ability of feeds from bins, chutes, and trucks.
  • SPILL CLEAN
    See BRZ™ Spill Clean.