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
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.
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 an inorganic, natural mineral that is non-hazardous and non-Toxic.
It is non-biodegradable, nonflammable and unaffected by strong
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
Captured by Fablite
» Heavy metals including:
» Aromatic Hydrocarbons (BTEX)
» Aliphatic Hydrocarbons & Solvents
» Crude Oil & Fuel/Sheen
» Nitrogen compounds