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Zeolites are a group of microporous aluminosilicate minerals, widely used as commercial adsorbents and catalysts.
Molecular sieves, made from synthetic zeolites, are sometimes referred to as simply "zeolites", and while they're very similar in properties, they are not the same, molecular sieves being artificially created.
Zeolites are light-colored minerals, usually white or grey. They display high porosity, which makes them useful in adsorbtion processes.
Zeolites are attacked by strong acids and bases.
Powdered zeolite can be purchased from gardening stores, or sometimes even from natural product shops.
It can also be purchased online.
- Adsorbant material
- Molecular sieves
- Catalysts and catalyst support
Powdered zeolite may irritate the lungs if ingested.
In closed containers or bags.
No special disposal is required. Discard it as you wish.