The direct conversion of impure natural kaolin into pure zeolite catalysts

Stuart M. Holmes, Siau Huey Khoo, Abdul S. Kovo

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    Abstract

    The use of kaolin as a silica source in the synthesis of zeolites has been achieved using a novel synthetic approach. The technique reported allows the use of impure kaolin as a starting material to produce pure ZSM-5 zeolite. This is important as it is extremely difficult and time consuming to remove all impurities from natural kaolin. This is also the first report of the direct synthesis of a high silica zeolite from kaolin without the use of an external silica source. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1152-1154
    Number of pages2
    JournalGreen Chemistry
    Volume13
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2011

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