Zeolite and Solidification

Zeolite is similar in Pozzolanic characteristics to Fly Ash, without the inconsistencies and additional harmful compounds, including radioactive isotopes, being added to the equation. Some Fly Ash has even been downgraded to Hazardous Material by the EPA. Zeolite is found in a consistent deposit, meaning product delivered will be of consistant quality over time.

Zeolite has the ability to be pre-mixed into other stabilization products such as wood pellets or mixed over the top of pellets or sawdust, fly ash, kiln dust, recycled cardboard, and any other type of absorption materials.


Enviro Guard ZeoliteThe conclusion of a study titled: Industrial Sludge Solidification by Using Clinoptilolite Zeolite, done by the Institute of Environmental Sciences in Turkey reinforced the use of Zeolite to consolidate industrial style sludge using Zeolite. The study was based on three parts: preparation of materials to be solidified, unconfined compressive strength values of the solidified material (UCS), and leaching characteristics using a standard Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP). The summary stated that hazardous components in industrial sludge was successfully locked and immobilized in the structure formed by the solidification. For the same reasons that Zeolite is commonly used a pozzolan, high UCS values obtained measured 4448 kPa. Leaching test results were compared to limits given by the Hazardous Waste Control Regulation, it was observed that there is not any leaching problem and the solidified products can be land filled safely (Balkan) & Kocasoy, 2004).

The study concluded that solidified sludge samples were safe to dispose of in landfills, although the potential to be used as a beneficial product such as a concrete pozzolan does exist, which would convert waste into a product with benefits and value.

Each mesh size of Zeolite allows for different characteristics to be taken advantage of. Smaller sizes such as 14-40 sand yielded a 60% – 70% sludge addition, but a lower UCS value. Larger Zeolite size of 7-14 or +7 yielded a lower percentage of sludge absorption, but a higher compressive strength.

Tests done on retention ponds routinely find levels of 200 pCi (Donovan). Zeolite will trap those NORMs in place and prevent leachage.

Available for Bulk Sale

Ida-Ore Zeolite has several mesh sizes available for bulk purchase. We are capable of shipping by truck or rail.
Our rail spur is located at:
Jackson Hydra Eastern Idaho Railroad Shortline


3X7 Mesh used For:

  • Ethylene Control
  • Cat Litter
  • Road Gravel

US Standard Sieve Sizing
Contains sieve size 3-7 material.


7X14 Mesh used For:

  • Floor Dry
  • Odor Neutralizer

US Standard Sieve Sizing
Contains sieve size 7-14 material.


14X36 Mesh used For:

  • Water Filtration
  • Horse Stall Refresher
  • Chicken Coops
  • Turf Infill
  • Soil Amendment
  • Odor Neutralizer

US Standard Sieve Sizing
Contains sieve size 14-36 material.


20X50 Mesh used For:

  • Soil Amendment
  • Digested Fiber
  • Odor Neutralizer

US Standard Sieve Sizing
Contains sieve size 20-50 material.


40 minus Mesh used For:

  • Feed Additive
  • Odor Neutralizer

US Standard Sieve Sizing
Contains sieve size 40 and everything smaller material.


Custom Sizing is Available

Our Sweco Big Max Sifter is capable of producing large amounts of screened material in custom US Standard Sieve sizing.

Please Contact Us for pricing.

Contact Information

Ida-Ore Zeolite
914 S. McDermott Road
Nampa, ID 83687
Office: 208-515-6966 Sales: 208-807-0166 info@ida-ore.com

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