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What is Odor-Z-Way? The Most Powerful Odor/Stain Absorbent

March 1, 2010

Odor-Z-Way: The Most Powerful Odor/Stain Absorbent

By: Jeremiah James, Odor-Z-Way

It was Baron A.F.Cronstedt; A Swedish mineralogist that discovered and named Zeolite a natural accruing mineral, that when heated appeared to boil.  The Greek words (zein) means “To boil” and (lithos) meaning “stone.”  The bubbling Cronstedt saw, was the release of water from the pores of the crystals.  Each crystal has thousands of tiny channels that form a cage like structure.  If you were to take the channels from a teaspoon of these crystals and spread them out, they would cover the area of an entire football field.  It is these cages that make Zeolite a molecular sieve, which is used in many applications, in a variety of industries.  Natural zeolite was the first ion exchange water softening media, exchanging the sodium ion for the calcium and other mineral or metal ions.  The benefit was to eliminate stains and scale build up in plumbing systems.

Throughout the 1900s to the present, scientists have been developing new synthetic or man made zeolites.  Even the space program has been studying the effect of zero gravity on growing zeolite.  Today zeolites are used in industries such as the petrol chemical, medicine, food and beverage, water conditioning, gas manufacturing and separation, electronics, air purification, and hydroponics, just to name a few.

As scientists learn more about cause and effect, we will be able to correct mistakes made to the environment, develop new target specific drugs, find better ways to store energy, and live longer productive lives.  Will zeolite provide all of the answers? Probably not, but it does play an important role in today’s society. One such product is called ODOR-Z-WAY, a zeolite crystal with an appetite for odors. ODOR-Z-WAY is Odorless, Environmentally Safe, Human Safe, Pet Safe, and FDA Approved.  Odor-Z-Way has a neutral smell, meaning that this product will not and can not leave a perfume smell, because it does not cover odors, it eats them. The cage like channels formed in the crystal draws in odors and holds them.  Along with having the capability of removing odor, Odor-Z-Way is also capable of removing a variety of stains out of carpets, clothing, cement, your skin, etc.  What kind of odors and stains does Odor-Z-Way remove?

Odors

Food, Animal, Pet, Cigarette Smoke, Gasoline, Diesel, Paint, Perfume, Locker Room, Ammonia, Skunk, Trash Can, Diaper, Musty, Dead Animal, Urine, Manure, Gym Bag, Shoes, Among Many More!!! 

Stains

Red Wine, Blood, Urine, Red Fruit Drinks, Vomit, Oil, Grease, Wood Stain, Water Stains, Hands, Coffee, Pop, Dirt, Iodine and More!!!! To learn more go to www.odorzway.com

There are new uses continually being found that Odor-Z-Way can be used on.  I have tried the product on many different areas that there are no directions listed for.  If you have a problem and you think Odor-Z-Way might work, try it.  In most cases Odor-Z-Way will work because it is such a diverse product and can be used in a variety of different places.

THINK I’M KIDDING; JUST TRY ODOR-Z-WAY FOR YOURSELF!!!

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How Odor-Z-Way (man-made zeolite) was started

February 26, 2010

Odor-Z-Way was actually created from the water conditioning industry.  After figuring out a variety of uses in water conditioning it was found that a larger size of the same crystal could be used as a superior odor and stain removal product.  I have listed the short story below about how Odor-Z-Way was origionally invented in the water conditioning industry.

In 1925 Emmett Culligan, with help from Fred Lindsay, formulated the process to produce synthetic zeolites. Together, they started the Northwestern Chemical Company. Fred’s brother, Lynn Lindsay, was one of the company’s salesmen, who later started the successful water softener company bearing his name.

In the late 30s and early 40s, there were two zeolite plants: one in San Bernardino, CA, and the other in Yuma AR. By the late 40s, the company had produced a high-capacity zeolite with capacity of 20K grains – doubling capacity of domestic water softeners.  
 
The Changing Marketplace
 
That accomplishment was soon overshadowed by the development of synthetic – or plastic – resins in the early 50’s providing even higher capacities of 30K grains per cu ft. With increased competition from plastic resin manufacturers, Culligan closed the Yuma zeolite plant.
 
 Zeolites are first cured outdoors in large beds before refining and processing. Here, the mild weather and prevalent sunshine of the Kansas City region provides ideal conditions.

The remaining zeolite facility in San Bernardino was later purchased in 1985 by Glenn Gruett, the owner and founder of Water-Right, Inc., a water softener manufacturing firm based in Appleton, Wisconsin. Water-Right had previously used Culligan’s zeolites extensively and successfully in a majority of the softeners they manufactured. They were also one of the largest customers of zeolite at the time.
 
With the purchase of all rights, equipment and technology, Gruett moved the entire operation to Phillipsburg, Kansas, under the corporate name of Mineral-Right, Inc. This operation became the first modern synthetic zeolite plant in the country. Through carefully controlled manufacturing, zeolites are now produced in several different grades, each possessing different water conditioning characteristics.
 
 
The Northwestern Chemical Company closed during the Great Depression. Emmett Culligan pushed onward, starting the Culligan Zeolite Company in 1936 in Northbrook, Illinois. The zeolites manufactured through his operation had a capacity of 10,000 grains per cu ft – two times better than processed greensand. This accomplishment essentially created the modern water softening industry we have today.