Zelbrite: technical information
The active ingredient Cliniptilolite
Clinoptilolite is a mineral with very special properties.
One of its properties is that it has an infinitely extending "cage" like structure resulting in large internal pore spaces.
It also has a very high surface area, in the range of 20 to 30 m2 per gram. This is best appreciated as a teaspoon of Zelbrite having enough surface area to cover a football field. Imagine the effective surface area in a Zelbrite filter!
A further amazing property of clinoptilolite is that it is chemically active. Within its structure it has calcium, magnesium and sodium ions which it can exchange for pollutants such as ammonium which will be present in the pool water. This process is called "ion-exchange" and is an important mechanism in Zelbrite providing a chemical treatment action in tandem with physically trapping pollutants in water.
In addition to Zelbrite's ion-exchange capacity, it also has the ability to adsorb a range of pollutant organic-molecules present in swimming pool water. This ability results from its unique surface structure and surface electrical charge.
Zelbrite - made from the chemically active Clinoptilolite for
superior water filtration.
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