Pal, Pameli and Das, Jugal Kishore and Das, Nandini and Bandyopadhyay, Sibdas (2013) Synthesis of NaP zeolite at room temperature and short crystallization time by sonochemical method. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 20 (1). pp. 314-321. ISSN 1350-4177

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NaP zeolite nano crystals were synthesized by sonochemical method at room temperature with crystallization time of 3 h. For comparison, to insure the effect of sonochemical method, the hydrothermal method at conventional synthesis condition, with same initial sol composition was studied. NaP zeolites are directly formed by ultrasonic treatment without the application of autogenous pressure and also hydrothermal treatment. The effect of ultrasonic energy and irradiation time showed that with increasing sonication energy, the crystallinity of the powders decreased but phase purity remain unchanged. The synthesized powders were characterized by XRD, IR, DTA TGA, FESEM, and TEM analysis. FESEM images revealed that 50 nm zeolite crystals were formed at room temperature by using sonochemical method. However, agglomerated particles having cactus/cabbage like structure was obtained by sonochemical method followed by hydrothermal treatment. In sonochemical process, formation of cavitation and the collapsing of bubbles produced huge energy which is sufficient for crystallization of zeolite compared to that supplied by hydrothermal process for conventional synthesis. With increasing irradiation energy and time, the crystallinity of the synthesized zeolite samples increased slightly. (c) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Ceramic Membrane
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2013 09:24
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2013 09:24

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