Konoplyanskoe field of industrial production and processing of non-metallic solid minerals - siliceous zeolite-containing rocks (diatomaceous earth).

Since 1957 Kirovograd mechanical plant conducts research on the field Konoplyanskogo diatomaceous earth (siliceous zeolite-containing rocks) and marl. Currently fully explored all the minerals - sand, loam, diatomaceous earth, marl and approved reserves within the mining lease.

PJSC "Kirovograd mechanical plant" has a special resolution number 714 dated 23 December 1996 from the subsoil - exploration, mining and processing of siliceous zeolite-containing rocks (diatomaceous earth). Approved reserves category s² is 3.9 million tons. The planned volume of production and processing of diatomaceous earth for 2014 was approved in the amount - 30 thousand tons. Konoplyanskoe field is located 6 km from the plant and has a total area studied - 50ga.

What is a siliceous zeolite-containing rocks - (diatomaceous earth)?

Zeolite, in ancient Greek means "boiling stone".

The name "diatomaceous earth" appeared later (it. Tripel from the city of diatomaceous earth (diatomaceous earth), located in North Africa), where it was first found in commercial quantities and scientifically described this fossil.

Diatomaceous earth - environmentally friendly, finely opal loose rock light gray or yellowish.
Consists of small spherical opal cells (globules) of 0.01 - 0.001 mm, with an admixture of clay minerals, glauconite, quartz, feldspars. Diatomaceous earth (diatomaceous earth) is a natural mineral of volcanic sedimentary origin penetrated the finest cavities and channels, giving it the properties of the molecular sieve. These voids are filled with cations of alkali and alkaline earth metals, and water molecules, which have considerable freedom of movement that empowers diatomaceous earth (diatomaceous earth) high ion exchange capacity, the properties of the adsorbent and donors may absorb and release moisture, to renew the mineral substances with which it is mixed, to give soil and living organisms they need items.

The advantages of natural diatomaceous earth should include their ability to regenerate, and as a consequence, the possibility of using a lot of diatomaceous earth-cyclic mode.

Konoplyanskoe deposit formed in the Cretaceous system and corresponds to the third period of the Mesozoic era.

Age Konoplyanskogo field has more than 100 million years!

Sphere of application

Feedstock Konoplyanskogo deposits - diatomaceous earth, siliceous zeolite-containing rocks - diatomaceous earth (diatomaceous earth) - now in demand environmentally-friendly fertilizer, which is a feed additive and is used in livestock, poultry, and fish farming.

Diatomaceous earth (diatomaceous earth) found themselves in construction, in the manufacture of foam glass, commodity and cellular concrete, composed of dry mixes, in the manufacture of cardboard.

Vast range of applications in the food sector diatomaceous earth, where it is used as absorbents for the food industry, water treatment and disposal. Widely used in gas-refining and production of high amorphous silicon for solar energy for the production of tires, asphalt concrete, etc.

Established that diatomaceous earth (diatomaceous earth) in a complex with mineral and organic fertilizers is an effective means of stimulation of plant growth and increase crop yields.

Also diatomaceous earth (diatomaceous earth) has the ability to help plants absorb soil nitrogen and phosphorus, therefore, to maintain crop yields at low rates of application of fertilizers in the soil. The economic importance of this discovery is obvious, since the cost

Diatomaceous earth much lower cost of fertilizer.

Today, the demand for this product significantly exceeds available supply.

Our products are intended for sale to the mass market in Ukraine, and has serious export potential.

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Extraction and processing of diatomaceous earth

Diatomaceous earth (diatomaceous earth) - siliceous zeolite-containing rocks - solid non-metallic minerals. A feature of the structure of this mineral is its microporous internal structure with an amorphous state of silicon. The set of internal channels and cavities creates a pore system which surface (inner surface of the adsorbent) can be hundreds of square meters per 1 g.! The microporous structure with high thermal and chemical stability and containing the active exchange of cations causes unique adsorption and exchange properties diatomaceous earth, having the ability to reversible cation exchange (recovery of the initial sorption properties) without destruction of the crystal lattice.

Semi-finished diatomaceous earth tend to foam in the volume of 1:10 during annealing at a temperature of 650-750 ° C to obtain a structural building materials with very low thermal conductivity and scope of minus 100 ° C to 700 ° C.

It is hard to overestimate this mineral. Ability to use diatomaceous earth truly endless. Too many minerals would be the envy of universality humble and hardworking diatomaceous earth. Their ability already has thousands of applications, namely:

Diatomaceous earth (diatomaceous earth) is used as an adsorbent and a filter in the textile, petrochemical and food industries in the production of antibiotics, paper, paints. As a raw material for the liquid glass and glazes. As a building thermal and acoustic insulation, as an additive to cement. In the production of dry building mixtures as the active micro-filler for thermal insulation of walls and fill the frame of the building material for polishing metals and stones (composed of pasta). As an additive in feed for poultry, fish and animals in the production of fertilizers for soil melioration and cleaning water, widely used diatomaceous earth (diatomaceous earth) found in the production of asphalt, podsypok production, litter and litter for animals fillers and more.

Activities plant PAO "Kirovograd mechanical plant" is aimed at the production of environmentally friendly materials and mineral supplements on the basis of a unique natural material - diatomaceous earth (diatomaceous earth).

Fields of work

In science and technology

Integration and coordination of the experimental activities to development and transfer of technologies in the manufacturing sector. Search and study of new technologies and their implementation in the experimental production.

In the industrial sector

Formation of the terms of reference to address the production problems on the introduction of innovative technologies.

In services

Consultation and assistance in the implementation of advanced environmental technologies.