Usually used as commercial adsorbents and catalysts, Zeolite is microporous, aluminosilicate mineral that naturally occurs, but are also produced industrially on a large scale.
They are widely used as ion-exchange beds in
As with heating and refrigeration, they are used as solar thermal collectors and for adsorption refrigeration. The global laundry detergent market is the largest single use for zeolite. As with 1992, this amounted to 1.44 million metric tons per year of anhydrous zeolite. They are also functional in Aquarium keeping, for use as a filter additive. Mainly, they are used to adsorb ammonia and other nitrogenous compounds.