A brief review on solvent-free synthesis of zeolites

Jinlin Mei, Aijun Duan, Xilong Wang

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The traditional hydrothermal method to prepare zeolite will inevitably use a large amount of water as a solvent, which will lead to higher autogenous pressure, low efficiency, and wastewater pollution. The solvent-free method can be used to synthesize various types of zeolites by mechanical mixing, grinding, and heating of solid raw materials, which exhibits the apparent advantages of high yield, low pollution, and high efficiency. This review mainly introduces the development process of solvent-free synthesis, preparation of hierarchical zeolite, morphology control, synthesis mechanism and applications of solvent-free methods. It can be believed that solvent-free methods will become a research focus and have enormous industrial application potential.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 7 2021
Externally publishedYes

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  • Materials Science(all)


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