General information about diatomaceous earth, Zeolite and bentonite
Silicon is present in humans, animals, plants and rocks. Diatoms have a particularly high proportion of silicon. Diatoms occur mainly in the sea and fresh water and are found on stones or aquatic plants. Some diatoms required pure or hardly polluted water to live, so diatoms are also indicator organisms to determine the condition of a body of water.
Diatomaceous earth is formed, when diatoms die and sink to the bottom of the water, gathering there. However, large deposits of diatomaceous earth can only form, if the diatoms can form below the calcite compensation limit. Then, due to the low temperature and high pressure, the sinking particles of the diatoms can dissolve under water and form diatomaceous earth.
Diatomaceous earth is mainly formed from the shells of diatoms and is rich in silicon dioxide (SiO2).
A single milliliter of pure diatomaceous earth contains about one billion shells. (Source: Wikipedia).
Three types of diatomaceous earth are distinguished:white diatomaceous earth, brown/gray diatomaceous earth and green diatomaceous earth. There is a long tradition of mining diatomaceous earth in northern Germany, which could almost entirely cover the worldwide demand for it until 1914. Only in 1994 did mining become unprofitable and imported diatomaceous earth become more attractive.
Silicon powder from diatomaceous earth absorbs bacteria, viruses and heavy metals. Diatomaceous earth effectively kills parasites and is an excellent, pesticide, while also being natural and highly tolerable. Diatomaceous earth is a very good filter aid for aquariums and is particularly valuable as a contribution to animal nutrition.
Zeolite clinoptilolite silicon powder
Zeolite is a crystalline aluminosilicate, of natural origin, although it can also be produced synthetically. Due to its complex structure, the substance has many fields of application. Unwanted substances can be bound very well with zeolite, because the aluminosilicate is a highly effective molecular sieve. Zeolite is therefore ideal for binding toxins*.
Clinoptilolite is a group of minerals, from the class of silicates. Clinoptilolite is mainly formed from volcanic deposits. There are important sites located in Ukraine, Turkey, Australia, China and the US. European deposits have been discovered in Franconia and Styria. Clinoptilolite has many applications as a molecular sieve. We offer clinoptilolite as an additive for animal feed according to EU regulations E567 and E568. Our products have the finest grain size and are free of any unwanted by-products.
Zeolite clinoptilolite has pollutant-binding properties and is used in various areas. For example, as an additive in animal feed, rearing animals, odor control, fish rearing (aquaristics) and for soil enrichment in agriculture.