Nanoporous Solids: Materials for a Sustainable Development
Nanoporous solids characterized by a narrow pore size distribution such as zeolites (aluminosilicates) and related materials (other silica-based materials, phosphate-based materials,...) have a large range of application. These solids and in particular the pure silica zeolites (named zeosils) which display a non-charged framework are very promising solids for the trapping of air pollutants (odors, VOCs,...) but also, thanks to their strong hydrophobic character, they can be used in the field of energetics. After some generalities on these solids, this latter application is illustrated by few examples.
Maher Soueidan, Mohamad Roumié and Pierre Masri
J. Patarin "Nanoporous Solids: Materials for a Sustainable Development", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 324, pp. 26-31, 2011