Odor Control Unlike air fresheners or perfumes, zeolite does not mask odors; it removes them.Because of its porosity and cation exchange capacity, noxious odors are trapped inside its crystalline structure and removed from the surrounding environment.
Unlike air fresheners or perfumes, zeolite does not mask odors; it removes them.Because of its porosity and cation exchange capacity, noxious odors are trapped inside its crystalline structure and removed from the surrounding environment. Many odors in barns, stalls or animal litter areas are generated from a conversion of ammonium (NH4+) to ammonia gas (NH3).Zeolite works by absorbing moisture from animal waste and trapping ammonium before it has an opportunity to vaporize. Then, ammonium is held in its honeycomb structure where it is not water soluble.In addition, saturated zeolite used in stables or kitty litter can be disposed of in gardens, plant beds or compost piles. Here, zeolite slowly releases the trapped ammonium to plant root systems, and acts as a natural fertilizer and aeration agent.At our company, we are proud to offer our clients with effective odor control products that are of the highest quality, environmentally friendly and safe for families and pets. We guarantee that our products do not contain chemical additives, dyes or perfumes.
Unlike air fresheners or perfumes that mask odors, natural zeolite acts as a molecular sieve that traps and removes odors. Because of its porosity and cation exchange capacity, noxious odors are trapped inside its crystalline structure and removed from the surrounding environment.Zeolite is a successful odor control agent because of its ability to absorb and adsorb liquids, gases, and suspended matter. Essentially, it serves as a sponge that drinks in liquids (absorption) and in the process, matter and gases adhere to the surfaces of internal pores (adsorption).For example, both properties work together to combat odors in animal litter areas. Ammonium (NH4+) in liquid and solid wastes is constantly undergoing conversion to ammonia gas (NH3). Zeolite controls odors by absorbing moisture from waste and adsorbing the ammonia produced by microbial activity on the liquids.Because zeolite absorbs liquids, the minerals do not become slippery when wet. As a result, zeolite can be applied on wood, concrete, or rubber floors without the concern of creating slick surfaces.Zeolite’s absorption capabilities also create efficiencies when cleaning damp areas such as basements, barns, or stalls; it is not necessary to completely dry floors or walls prior to prior zeolite application because the mineral naturally absorbs moisture and odors upon contact.Zeolite is nontoxic to people and animals; it does not cause harm if it is ingested, touches the skin, or comes into contact with the eyes (Hill 2012). The mineral is “nonflammable, environmentally friendly, and can be safely handled around water and feed with bare hands, which is especially nice for those who suffer from chemical sensitivity”
– Adsorbs ammonium (NH4+)
– Absorbs urine and other liquids
– Promotes clean barn environments
– Controls fly populations
– Removes excess bacterial products from the air
– Improved working environment for staff
– Reduces stress on animals
– Non-toxic and environmentally friendly
– 100% natural and organic
– Classified as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) for animals andhumans