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Title: Environmentally-friendly animal litter

Abstract

An animal litter composition that includes geopolymerized ash particulates having a network of repeating aluminum-silicon units is described herein. Generally, the animal litter is made from a quantity of a pozzolanic ash mixed with an alkaline activator to initiate a geopolymerization reaction that forms geopolymerized ash. This geopolymerization reaction may occur within a pelletizer. After the geopolymerized ash is formed, it may be dried and sieved to a desired size. These geopolymerized ash particulates may be used to make a non-clumping or clumping animal litter or other absorbing material. Aluminum sulfate, clinoptilolite, silica gel, sodium alginate and mineral oil may be added as additional ingredients.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ceramatec, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1093249
Patent Number(s):
8,522,720
Application Number:
13/270,104
Assignee:
Ceramatec, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT) DOEEE
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0000395
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Boxley, Chett, and McKelvie, Jessica. Environmentally-friendly animal litter. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Boxley, Chett, & McKelvie, Jessica. Environmentally-friendly animal litter. United States.
Boxley, Chett, and McKelvie, Jessica. Tue . "Environmentally-friendly animal litter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1093249.
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author = {Boxley, Chett and McKelvie, Jessica},
abstractNote = {An animal litter composition that includes geopolymerized ash particulates having a network of repeating aluminum-silicon units is described herein. Generally, the animal litter is made from a quantity of a pozzolanic ash mixed with an alkaline activator to initiate a geopolymerization reaction that forms geopolymerized ash. This geopolymerization reaction may occur within a pelletizer. After the geopolymerized ash is formed, it may be dried and sieved to a desired size. These geopolymerized ash particulates may be used to make a non-clumping or clumping animal litter or other absorbing material. Aluminum sulfate, clinoptilolite, silica gel, sodium alginate and mineral oil may be added as additional ingredients.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Sep 03 00:00:00 EDT 2013},
month = {Tue Sep 03 00:00:00 EDT 2013}
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