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Fablite Filtration Media
Fablite is a compound of naturally occurring minerals, which due to its' unique chemical and physical structure makes an ideal water filter media. Fablite is effective on dissolved heavy metals and low level hydrocarbons, toxic chemicals, and nitrogen compounds.

How does it work?
At the microscopic level, Fablite has a hollow, cage-like crystal structure with vast internal volume; like a microscopic sponge. This internal surface volume greatly increases the filter media's ability to adsorb contaminants; for example fuel residues, oils and greases and most importantly heavy metals.

These hollow, cage like structures naturally interconnect to form long wide channels or pores of varying size running down through the particle. The relatively large channels allow for easy passage of larger molecules such as water and the targeted pollutants into and out of the structure. There the contaminants are entrapped or encapsulated through a combination of physical complexity and a strong chemical bond.

How does Fablite chemically bond to Heavy metals?
Fablite's crystal structures have a negative electrical charge, which attracts positively charge particles, called "ions", to the structure to balance the charge. In Fablite these resident ions are typically sodium, potassium and calcium. These positively charge ions are loosely bonded and reside mainly, in the hollow pores and channels of the Fablite crystal structure.

As contaminated water containing dissolved heavy metal ions passes through the Fablite the strongly charged heavy metals displace the weaker resident ions and bond to the Fablite. This preference and ion replacement process is called Ion Exchange.

The metal ions that have been exchanged are firmly bonded to the internal surfaces and due to their strong charge and placement within the structure are extremely difficult to displace.

Is Fablite Toxic?
Fablite is an inorganic, natural mineral that is non-hazardous and non-Toxic. It is non-biodegradable, nonflammable and unaffected by strong chemicals.

How do you dispose of used Fablite?
The used Fablite materials must be disposed of according to local, state and federal regulations.

In general, the inherent strength of the chemical/electrical bond combined with the internal complexity of the Fablite compound significantly reduces the potential mobility of these heavy metals and contaminants to natural leaching processes that occur after disposal.

Under the Federals EPA's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Land Disposal Restriction (LDR) specific guidelines are described governing the disposal of waste products to both hazardous and non-hazardous waste sites. Testing under these stringent guidelines typically identifies used Fablite as a non-hazardous, solid waste that can be disposed of at significant cost savings.
  
Materials Captured by Fablite
» Heavy metals including:
  - Cadmium
  - Lead
  - Copper
  - Nickel
  - Iron
  - Zinc
» Aromatic Hydrocarbons (BTEX)
» Aliphatic Hydrocarbons & Solvents
» Crude Oil & Fuel/Sheen
» Pesticides
» Nitrogen compounds
  - nitrates
  - nitrites
  - ammonia
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