Synthesis of Zeolite Added Clay and Sewage Sludge
Zeolite has been used as catalyzer, absorbent, ion-exchange matter and dehydrating agent due to its excellent catalytic property and ion-exchange. In recent years, many studies have been conducted to apply zeolite as new materials such as zeolite membranes and zeolite sensor films. To introduce properties of zeolite, it should be examined how zeolite could be reacted other materials. In this study, it is investigated whether zeolite is successfully synthesized or not when clay and/or sewage sludge coexist with zeolite precursor. Zeolite precursor was made of liquid sodium silicate and sodium aluminate. Mixing ratio of caly and/or sewage sludge is 0-10%(wt.). To compare two processes, the mixture was synthsized by hydrothermal method and high temperature sintering process. It is synthesized by hydrothermal with sintering at high temperature process. The resulting materials were characterized by XRD and SEM. As a result, various type of zeolite such as zeolite X, zeolite A and zeolite P1 was successfully synthesized by hydrothermal method when clay and/or sewage coexist with zeolite precursor. However, zeolite was rarely synthesized by high temperature sintering process. Therefore, when preperation of zeolite material mixed with other material such as clay and sewage sludge, hydrothermal method is more effective than sintering at high temperature process.
Hyungsun Kim, JienFeng Yang, Tohru Sekino and Soo Wohn Lee
Y. S. Yoo et al., "Synthesis of Zeolite Added Clay and Sewage Sludge", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 620-622, pp. 229-232, 2009