Basak, Somjyoti and Kundu, Debtosh and Naskar, Milan Kanti (2014) Low temperature synthesis of NaA zeolite membranes: The effect of primary and secondary crystallizations. Ceramics International, 40 (8, B). pp. 12923-12930. ISSN 0272-8842

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NaA zeolite membranes were prepared on porous alpha-alumina support tubes (inner side) by primary (in-situ) and secondary (ex-situ) crystallization processes at 65 degrees C for 6 h, 12 h and 24 h each. For secondary crystallization process, poly(ethyleneimine) (PEI) was used as a buffer layer for proper attachment of the NaA seed crystals (prepared at 65 degrees C/2 h) onto the alumina support surface. The membranes prepared by primary crystallization process showed thicknesses of about 10 mu m, 20 mu m and 30 mu m for growth times of 6 h, 12 h and 24 h, respectively, while the membranes prepared by secondary crystallization process rendered the corresponding thicknesses of 25 mu m, 35 mu m and 70 mu m, respectively. PEI coating rendered good quality of membrane for secondary crystallization process with lower growth time (6 h). The better quality of membrane which had interlocked dense structure with minimum defects was obtained for primary crystallization at 65 degrees C for 12 h growth time. Pervaporation study for ethanol/water mixture was performed with the prepared membranes. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd and Techna Group S.r.l. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Structural Clay Products
Divisions: Sol Gel
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 09:02
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2014 09:02

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