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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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SPECIFICATIONS

CLINOPTILOLITE (Na, K, Ca)2-3Al3(Al, Si)2Si13O, 12H2O
(Clīnō'-tē-ō-līte)

"Zeolite" refers to a group of approximately 40 minerals that are basically hydrated calcium potassium sodium aluminosilicates, in which the water is held in cavities in the lattice. Bear River Zeolite is a clinoptilolite zeolite and has the ability to exchange one cation for another, known as "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.

Clinoptilolite lattices are negatively charged and they loosely hold cations such as sodium, ammonium, and potassium; and also water.
 

Chemical Composition:

     Mineral Component:

85-95% Clinoptilolite balance opaline silica

      Cation Exchange Capacity:

190 to 220 meq/100 grams (as ammonium N-)

      Maximum Water Retention:

>55 WT %

     Overall Surface Area:

24.9 square meters/gram

     Bulk Density

Approx. 55-60 pounds per cubic foot

     Hardness

Mohs No. 4

     pH

8.64

     Color

Pale green

Major Cation Range:

Potassium:   

2.93-3.47%

Calcium:   

1.60-2.0%

Sodium:   

<0.5%

Typical Elemental Analysis by ICP-4A/M-ICPMS-4A

Ca (Calcium)   

  20200 ppm Mo (Molybdenum)     <2.00 ppm
  Co (Cobalt)      <2.00 ppm Na (Sodium)     2910 ppm
Cr (Chromium      7.85 ppm Na (Soluble Sodium)     450 ppm
Cu (Copper)      7.95 ppm P (Phosphorus)     231 ppm
Fe (Iron)      15900 ppm S (Sulfur)     273 ppm
K (Potassium)      29300 ppm Se (Selenium)     <1.00 ppm

Mg (Magnesium)   

  3450 ppm

Zn (Zinc)  

  53.4 ppm

Mn (Manganese)   

  314 ppm

3Cl- (Chlorine)  

  <0.01%

Rock Analytical Data:

SiO2   

67.40%

MgO   

0.45%

K2O   

4.19%

MnO   

<0.01%

AI2O3   

10.60%

CaO   

2.23%

TiO2   

0.27%

FE2O3   

1.70%

Na2O   

0.59%

P2O5   

0.10%

LOI @925C

11.40%

Transportation: Truck or Rail

Certification:

      Canadian Animal Feed registration No. 990643

      Swimming Pools & Spas-ANSI/NSF standard 50 (ZeoSand), 

      Drinking Water Treatment-ANSI/NSF standard 60 (ChemSorb® Sorbent Powder),

      Drinking Water-ANSI/NSF standard 61 (ChemSorb® Filter Granules)

      GRAS (generally regarded as safe) under 21 CFR Part 182.2729, 40 CFR Part 180.1001

General Physical Attributes: non dusting, resistant to attrition, non-clouding in liquids

(due to absence of clays), good permeability, relatively high density, high water retention.