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ADVANTAGES OF ZEOLITE

ZEOLITE used to promote better plant growth by improving the value of fertilizers.

In addition, ZEOLITEalso :

  1. - Contain more than 10 micro nutrients
  2. - Can be combine with all type of fertilizer
  3. - Increase costs-effectiveness up to 50% (Reduce total fertilizer cost)
  4. - Increase product output up to 80%
  5. - Prevent loss of fertilizer nutrients (Not effected by rain or high temperature)
  6. - Reservoir for the nutrients which are slowly released “on demand” with the plant itself
  7. - Balances the pH level of soils (soil conditioner)
  8. - High cation exchange capacity (CEC)
  9. - Increase crop’s immunity towards crops diseases
  10. - Improves aeration and irrigation significantly
  11. - 100% natural
  12. - Absorbs and holds potentially harmful or toxic substances
  13. - Suitable for all kinds of crops (palm oil, coconut, paddy, fruit tree, etc)
  14. - Reduces the chance of root burning from excess ammonia
  15. - Improves ammonia retention and reduces nitrogen losses

 

NOT ALL ZEOLITES ARE SAME !

When developing applications for zeolites, it is important to remember that not all of these minerals are the same. Some help to assist plant growth while others make excellent filtration media, but the same zeolite will not necessarily do both well. It is critical to understand how zeolites differ so that only the appropriate types and source materials are selected for each application.

There are nearly 50 different types of zeolites (clinoptilolite, chabazite, phillipsite, mordenite, etc.) with varying physical and chemical properties. Crystal structure and chemical composition account for the primary differences. Particle density, cation selectivity, molecular pore size, and strength are only some of the properties that can differ depending on the zeolite in question. For example, clinoptilolite, the most common natural zeolite, has 16% more void volume and pores as much as 0.2 nm larger than analcime, another common zeolite. It is important to know the specific type of zeolite one is using in order to assure that it is appropriate for one's needs.

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STRATEGIES TO REDUCE FERTILIZER LOSS AND IMPROVING FERTILIZER EFFICIENCY BY USING ZEOLITE

Leaching, denitrification and volatilizing losses of N fertilizers are serious problem in Palm Oil Plantation (Perrin et al.,1998). One way of reducing these losses is to increase ammonium ion (NH4+) retention in soil by adding appropriate soil amendments.

The retained NH4+ helps reduce nitrification and subsequently reduce leaching and denitrification of NO3-. Nitrogen leaching from Palm Oil Plantation is a major contributor of Nitrate(NO3-) contamination in surface and groundwater.

Additional of organic matter such as peat has a retentive effect on leaching of NO3-N, but is not sustainable in acid soil(Gaines, 1994). One potential of natural soil amendments that a mineral that could hold and avoid nutrients from loses could be applied for reduce losses.

SO, WHAT EXACTLY WE NEED ?.

We need to have an “organic molecule ” that could hold and avoid nutrients from loses. One of the potential natural soil amendments is ZEOLITE/CLINOPTILOLITE (Weber et al 1983)

-ZEOLITE/CLINOPTILOLITE -

Crystalline aluminosilicateCrystalline aluminosilicate with a four connected tetrahedral framework structure enclosing cavities occupied by large ions and guest molecules with considerable freedom of movement, permitting ion exchange and reversible dehydration .

By using ZEOLITE, could attracts and retains ammonium, potassium, calcium & magnesium as well as many trace elements

APPLICATION OF ZEOLITE/CLINOPTILOLITE AS FERTILIZER AND SOIL AMENDMENTS

Based on their high ion-exchange capacity and water retentivity, natural clinoptilolites have been used extensively in Japan as amendments for sandy soils, and small tonnages have been exported to Taiwan for this purpose (Minato, 1968). The pronounced selectivity of clinoptilolite for large cations, such as ammonium and potassium, has also been exploited in the preparation of chemical fertilizers that improve the nutrient-retention ability of the soils by promoting a slower release of these elements for uptake by plants

In rice fields, where nitrogen efficiencies of less than 50 percent are not uncommon, Minato (1968) reported a 63 percent improvement in the amount of available nitrogen in a highly permeable paddy soil 4 weeks after about 40 tons/acre clinoptilolite had been added along with standard fertilizer , Turner (1975), on the other hand, noted little change in the vitrification of added ammonia when clinoptilolite was mixed with a Texas clay soil, although the overall ion-exchange capacity of the soil was increased. He attributed these conflicting results to the fact that the Japanese soils contained much less clay, thereby accounting for their inherent low ion-exchange capacity and fast-draining properties. The addition of clinoptilolite, therefore, resulted in a marked improvement in the soil’s ammonium retentivity. These conclusions support those of Hsu, et al. (1967), who found an increase in the effect of clinoptilolite additions to soil when the clay content of the soil decreased.

Although additions of both montmorillonite and mordenite increase the cation-exchange capacity of upland soils, the greater stability of the clinoptilolite to weathering allowed this increase to be retained for a much longer period of time than in the clay-enriched soils (Goto et al., 1980).

Using clinoptilolite tuff as a soil conditioner, the Agricultural Improvement Section of the Yamagata Prefectural Government, Japan, reported significant increases in the yields of wheat (13 to 15 percent), eggplant (19 to 55 percent), apples (13 to 38 percent), and carrots (63 percent) when from 4 to 8 tons of Clinoptilolite was added per acre (83). Small, but significant improvements in the dry-weight yields of sorghum in greenhouse experiments using a sandy loam were noted when 0.5 to 3.0 tons of clinoptilolite per acre was added along with normal fertilizer (McCaslin et al., 1980).

Zeolite are natural clay-silicate mineral (tectosilicates) with a high degree of internal tunnelling and cation exchange capacity (CEC). Zeolites are available as sand-size particles, with good drainage and water holding characteristics, and a CEC of more than 200cmol,kg-1(Ferguson et. Al. 1986). Thus, zeolite have desirable physical properties associated with sand and favourable chemical characteristics associated with clay. Zeolites have high affinities for NH4+ and K+(Breack 1974;Southard and Kolesar 1978), where the former is physically protected from nitrifying bacteria(Ferguson 1984).

McKnown and Tucker (1985) showed that Zeolite effectively enhanced the retention of NH4+ and reduce the amount of NH4+ leached. This characteristic enables zeolites to be a potential soil amendment for retaining soil NH4+ and K from being leached Mixing zeolite with urea can also enhance phosphorus uptake by plants (Pickering et al., 2001). The zeolite-PR exchange-induced dissolution system enables better P release in response to plant demand. The model of P release proposed (Allen et al., 1993) is as follows:

PR + NH4+ -ZEOLITE ----> Ca2+ -ZEOLITE + NH4+ + PO4 3-

One research that have been done by MPOB( Malaysia Palm Oil Board) showed that Zeolite decreases ammonia loss from urea by trapping the volatilized gas in its pores structure .

 

The small internal tunnels of clinoptilolite clinoptilolite as an example have been found to physically protect ammonium ions from too much nitrification by microorganisms[Breck et al., 1974). This process does not only reduce ammonia loss but it also helps in releasing ammonium ions slowly into the soil. The application of clinoptilolites to soils increases their CEC, and as a result, it increases nutrient retention capacity. Furthermore, the addition of clinoptilolites usually increases pH levels and normally change to optimum pH to palm oil.

Subsequently, it was demonstrated that clinoptilolite is an important resource in agriculture, owing to its water and ammonium retention capacity and because it helps to reduce nitrogen loss. Furthermore, it has been verified that, when mixed with nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium compounds, Clinoptilolite enhances the action of such compounds as slow release fertilizers, both in horticultural and extensive crops. Hence, clinoptilolite acts as a slow release fertilizer, giving the plant access to water and nutrients for longer, which results in a significant saving in water resources and reducing the amount of fertilizer to be applied, thus helping to decrease the amount of water used per crop and the contamination of aquifers resulting from the overuse of fertilizers.

 

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