Zeolite vs Diaper Dust:  Which one is more effective? - Diaper Dust

Zeolite vs Diaper Dust: Which one is more effective?


Diaper Dust was developed after trialing many different raw ingredients.  Both activated charcoal and zeolite had a great track record for eliminating odors, but it was ultimately decided that activated charcoal would be the powerhouse deodorizer.  This blog will breakdown what exactly makes activated charcoal and zeolite different, and why Diaper Dust is equipped to handle even the toughest odors. 

Activated charcoal and zeolite are both highly porous materials that are commonly used to eliminate odors. However, there are some key differences between the two that affect their effectiveness at eliminating odors.

Both activated charcoal and zeolite have a high surface area and a large number of tiny pores that can trap and hold onto bad-smelling molecules. However, the pores in activated charcoal are generally larger than those in zeolite, which means that activated charcoal can adsorb a wider range of molecules. This makes activated charcoal more effective at eliminating odors caused by a variety of sources.


Another difference between the two materials is their chemical composition. Activated charcoal is made from carbon, while zeolite is made from a variety of minerals, including alumina and silica. This means that zeolite has a higher pH level than activated charcoal, which can affect its ability to adsorb certain molecules.

In terms of usage, activated charcoal is more versatile and can be used in a wider range of applications. It can be used in air filters, water filtration systems, personal care products, and many other applications. Zeolite, on the other hand, is primarily used in water filtration systems, air purifiers, and refrigeration.

Activated charcoal is commonly used to eliminate odors from a variety of sources. This is due to its ability to adsorb a wide range of molecules, including those that cause bad smells.  Because activated charcoal has a high surface area and a large number of tiny pores that can trap and hold onto these molecules, the odors are eliminated from the air and the activated charcoal becomes saturated with the adsorbed molecules.

Activated charcoal is made by heating regular charcoal to a high temperature in the presence of a gas that causes the charcoal to develop millions of small, highly porous spaces between the carbon atoms. These pores give activated charcoal its ability to adsorb large amounts of impurities and other molecules.

Activated charcoal can be used in a variety of ways to eliminate odors. One of the most common ways is through the use of activated charcoal odor-eliminating bags. These bags are filled with activated charcoal and can be placed in closets, cars, and other small spaces to eliminate bad smells. Another way activated charcoal can be used is by adding it to air filters in HVAC systems. This allows the activated charcoal to adsorb bad smells as they pass through the filter, providing clean and fresh-smelling air.

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Activated charcoal can also be used to eliminate odors in water. It is commonly used in water filtration systems to remove impurities and other contaminants that can cause bad smells. It can also be used to eliminate odors in refrigerators and other appliances by placing it inside the appliances to adsorb bad smells.

It can also be used in personal care products such as deodorants and toothpaste. Deodorants containing activated charcoal are highly effective at eliminating body odor. Toothpaste containing activated charcoal is also becoming increasingly popular as it can help to eliminate bad breath. And most recently, it has been used to deodorize soiled diapers and diaper pails around the country. 

In sum, activated charcoal is generally considered to be more effective at eliminating odors than zeolite. Its larger pores and more versatile usage make it better suited for a wider range of odor elimination applications which comes in handy when needing to eliminate stinky diaper odor. This is why the creator of Diaper Dust chose a superior ingredient when developing this deodorizing powder.