What is Sweet PDZ?
Sweet PDZ is a mineral called zeolite. It is primarily used to eliminate odors and absorb moisture/urine, primarily associated with animal waste. Its primary branding focus is for use in horse stalls. Sweet PDZ absorbs ammonia from horse urine, improving the respiratory health of the horse. Because of its absorbent properties, it can be used to absorb any animal waste odors, including big and small creatures, indoor or outdoor pets and exotic livestock from any and all parts of our world. It also has household and industrial applications, absorbing various gas, oil, and chemical spills as well as the toxic odors from those environments. Sweet PDZ is an earth mineral - it is non-toxic, organic, recyclable and compostable.
Sweet PDZ comes in two particle sizes, classic powder, and gritty granules. The original powder product was introduced in 1983. Because of the small size of powder, it’s easier to spread over a problem area and absorbs ammonia and odor at a faster rate. Meanwhile, the granular product is larger and essentially dust-free and is a great choice for use in litter boxes and small animal habitats. We like to say – Sweet PDZ is a full-circle green-earth mineral. We borrow it from the earth to capture noxious, ozone-burning odors, and you can return it to the earth as a beneficial soil conditioner in your compost and gardens.
How Does Sweet PDZ Work?
Sweet PDZ offers two special mineral properties: adsorption and Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC). Adsorption is the sticking of the ammonia gas molecule to the surface of the Sweet PDZ granule. When the Sweet PDZ granules desorb (dry out) it releases the ammonia it has captured as nitrogen, which in turn is a very beneficial nutrient to gardens, compost, and soil. CEC is the liquid exchange aspect of Sweet PDZ’s odor neutralizing process. A sodium or potassium cation from the zeolite granule hydrolyzes (goes to liquid) and the ammonium is exchanged and then becomes part of the Sweet PDZ granule. This positive/negative cation exchange works because the Sweet PDZ granules are always holding water.
These two special mineral properties distinguish Sweet PDZ from other deodorizers on the market. Sweet PDZ is the most effective stall freshener available because it does not dry or crack hooves, nor does it sting the eyes or skin of people or pets. It’s also safe and gentle to use, producing superior results in neutralizing and eliminating harmful levels of ammonia and odors.