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Zeolite Synthesis, Characterization and Application Areas: A Review

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Lagos, Lagos Nigeria
  • 2Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Lagos, Lagos Nigeria
  • 3Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Lagos, Lagos Nigeria

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 6, Issue (10), Pages 45-59, October,22 (2017)

Abstract

This report reviews the researches that have been carried out on the synthesis, characterization and application of zeolite. The material zeolite is introduced by first defining what it is, how it is obtained, the classifications and the different nomenclatures used. The many different methods through which zeolite are obtained has been explained. The different ways through which zeolite materials have been characterized have also been looked at in details. The different starting raw materials and the processing steps which have been used to synthesize zeolites have been given explained. The application areas have been presented with special emphasis on the current trends in the application of zeolites apart from its use in catalysis, detergents and ion exchange.

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