Definition Of zeolite

noun

any of a large group of minerals consisting of hydrated aluminosilicates of sodium, potassium, calcium, and barium. They can be readily dehydrated and rehydrated, and are used as cation exchangers and molecular sieves.

The junction pockets are commonly lined with quartz and calcite upon which zeolites and associated minerals crystallize.

Example Of zeolite

  • An upgrading of fly ash to zeolitic compounds is one of the efficient way of the fly ash utilization.

  • Cementation is dominantly by chlorite, with epidote and zeolites also present as cement phases.

  • Exposed zeolites weather rapidly, and consequently good material can be found only in freshly opened cavities.

  • Four locations in the Wolf Creek Pass area produce a diverse suite of zeolites and associated mineral species that occur as attractive specimens.

  • He had a wide interest in minerals but specialized in zeolites and published many locality discoveries.


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