Zeolites are crystalline, hydrated aluminosilicates of alkali and earth metals that possess infinite, three dimensional crystal structures. They are further characterized by an ability to lose and gain water reversibly and to exchange some of their constituent elements without major change of structure. Zeolites were discovered in 1756 by Freiherr Axel Fredrick Cronstedt, a Swedish mineralogist, who named them from the
Greek words meaning “boiling stones, “in allusion to their peculiar frothing characteristics when heated before the mineralogist’s blowpipe.
Natural zeolites have found applications as fillers in the paper industry, as light weight aggregate in construction, in pozzolanic cements and concrete, as ion exchangers in the purification of water and municipal sewage effluent, and in the removal of nitrogen compounds from the blood of kidney patients. In this test carried out at the experimental greenhouses of CREA-OF (Pescia-PT), was evaluated the possibility of using the micronized zeolites mixed to the substrate, for to increase the germination of
horticultural and grass crops.
Key-words: alternative substrates, plant quality, inorganic additives, seeds, water use
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Prisa, D., 2019. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science (IOSR-JAVS). e-ISSN: 2319-2380, p-ISSN: 2319-2372. Volume 12, Issue 5 Ser. I (May 2019), PP 32-37. DOI: 10.9790/2380-1205013237