Sustainable Use of Natural Zeolites in the Treatment of Wastes
Pp. 509-518 (10)
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.
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.