INDUSTRY USES FOR ARAGONITE

Aragonite is an abundant and unique mineral that can be used in multiple industries. With significant performance benefits seen in most market segments, aragonite use continues to broaden with innovative applications being developed in several sectors currently serviced.

Agriculture

Spreading

  • Superior Solubility allows for greater coverage area
  • Virtually dust free resulting in more efficient spreading
  • Aragonite can be stored uncovered
Animal Feed
  • More soluble form of Calcium
  • Improved efficiencies and utilization
  • Superior buffering capacity

Aquarium & Aquaculture

Substrate

  • Oolitic shape eliminates anoxic areas in the sand bed.
  • Large surface area (> 1.82m2/g) provides space for massive quantities of nitrifying bacteria
  • High purity calcium provides an excellent buffer to maintain pH, as well as trace minerals
Calcium Saturation
  • Use of aragonite to supersaturate calcium in bivalve culture has been shown to improve growth.
Disease Prevention and Control
  • Negative zeta potential repels viruses and gram negative bacteria, which are the cause of many fish diseases
  • Used in marine aquaculture in place of UV sterilization in some systems

Building Materials

Aragonite Provides...

  • Increased Physical and Mechanical Properties
  • Renewable & Sustainable source material
  • Increased loading capabilities, resulting in cost reductions

Energy

Coal Fired/Scrubbing

  • Increased SO2/SO3 Removal Efficiency
  • Up to a 50% reduction in CaCo3 Utilization
  • CO2 Reduction
  • Waste Mitigation
    • Reduction in Ash
    • Filtration of Ash
    • Purer Gypsum
Filtration
  • Waste Water Streams
  • Affinity for metals
Fracking
  • Exceeds Spherical Specification
  • Silica Free
Drilling Fluids
  • High Acid Solubility/ High Crush Strength

Glass

Polymer

Aragonite Provides...

  • Increased Physical and Mechanical Properties
  • Renewable & Sustainable source material
  • Increased loading capabilities, resulting in cost reductions