Handbook of Natural Zeolites

Sustainable Use of Natural Zeolites in the Treatment of Wastes

Author(s): İpek İmamoğlu and Kadir Gedik

Pp: 509-518 (10)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805261511201010509

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Information presented here focus on the sustainable commercial use of natural zeolites. Topics specifically covered include; (i) use of this natural mineral for remediation of contaminated sites and clean-up of spills, (ii) treatment and handling of animal/agricultural wastes considering recent climate change policies, (iii) management of wastewater treatment plant sludges to enable valuable product formation and prevention of formation of hazardous wastes. Reuse of spent zeolites and future trends in terms of their commercial use, together with potential limitations are also discussed.

Keywords: Clinoptilolite, remediation, contaminated site, spill clean-up, waste treatment, treatment plant sludge, landfill, manure, fertilizer, soil conditioner, compost, industrial wastewater treatment, heavy metal retention, regeneration, greenhouse gas emission, hazardous waste, odor control, liner material, greywater treatment.

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