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United States Patent Application

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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.
Boxley, Chett (Park City, UT), McKelvie, Jessica (Sandy, UT)
Ceramatec, Inc. (Salt Lake City UT)
13/ 959,208
August 5, 2013
U.S. GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-EE0000395 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.