Special Issue "Nanosized Zeolites and their Applications"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2018).

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Prof. Dr. Sohrab Rohani
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Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Thompson Engineering Building, Room TEB 457, Western University, Canada
Interests: nano zeolites; metal organic frameworks (MOFs); zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs); mesoporous materials; TiO2 nanotubes and nanoparticles; and preparation of super-hydrophobic surfaces
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Dear Colleagues,

Zeolites have been widely applied as adsorbents, catalysts, advanced novel materials, etc., owing to their unique physicochemical characteristics, such as ion exchange and adsorption-desorption properties. Nanosized zeolites efficiently improve these properties due to the increased specific surface area.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials invites contributions in synthesis and applications of functionalized nanozeolites, nanoscale zeolite materials, nano-crystal size of ZSM-5, nanostructured catalysts, flexible films and membranes for medicine, environmental, sensor applications, etc. Contributions are welcomed in synthetic novel nanocomposites with a zeolitic framework and high exterior surface area, shorter pore pathway, high cationic exchange capacity, water holding capacity, and catalytic activity.

Prof. Dr. Sohrab Rohani
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Keywords

  • Nanosized Zeolites
  • Functionalized
  • Synthesis
  • Characterization
  • Applications
  • Catalysis
  • Adsorption
  • Environment
  • Medicine
  • Food
  • Sensor
  • Membranes

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Effect of Nano-Sized Cavities in SAPO-34 Zeolite on Thermodynamics of Adsorbed Gas Mixtures
Nanomaterials 2018, 8(9), 672; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano8090672 - 29 Aug 2018
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Adsorption of dimethyl ether and ethene in SAPO-34 zeolite with the calorimetric (adsorption heat versus coverage) curve measured together with the adsorption isotherm showed two phases of adsorption: first, Type 1 adsorption on acid sites, and second, Type 2 adsorption elsewhere in the [...] Read more.
Adsorption of dimethyl ether and ethene in SAPO-34 zeolite with the calorimetric (adsorption heat versus coverage) curve measured together with the adsorption isotherm showed two phases of adsorption: first, Type 1 adsorption on acid sites, and second, Type 2 adsorption elsewhere in the cages by physisorption that continued with increasing pressure. Binary gas mixture experiments showed that only the ideal adsorbed solution theory (IAST) gave correct surface concentrations, while the multicomponent Langmuir isotherm for competitive adsorption was incorrect even though the acid site concentration was the same for the adsorbates. This is because the adsorption occurred in two adsorption phases while the Langmuir isotherm model is based on a single adsorption phase. Full article
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DeNOx Abatement over Sonically Prepared Iron-Substituted Y, USY and MFI Zeolite Catalysts in Lean Exhaust Gas Conditions
Nanomaterials 2018, 8(1), 21; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano8010021 - 03 Jan 2018
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Iron-substituted MFI, Y and USY zeolites prepared by two preparation routes—classical ion exchange and the ultrasound modified ion-exchange method—were characterised by micro-Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and ultraviolet (UV)/visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (UV/Vis DRS). Ultrasound irradiation, a new technique [...] Read more.
Iron-substituted MFI, Y and USY zeolites prepared by two preparation routes—classical ion exchange and the ultrasound modified ion-exchange method—were characterised by micro-Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and ultraviolet (UV)/visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (UV/Vis DRS). Ultrasound irradiation, a new technique for the preparation of the metal salt suspension before incorporation to the zeolite structure, was employed. An experimental study of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NO with NH3 on both iron-substituted reference zeolite catalysts and those prepared through the application of ultrasound conducted during an ion-exchange process is presented. The prepared zeolite catalysts show high activity and selectivity in SCR deNOx abatement. The MFI-based iron catalysts, especially those prepared via the sonochemical method, revealed superior activity in the deNOx process, with almost 100% selectivity towards N2. The hydrothermal stability test confirmed high stability and activity of MFI-based catalysts in water-rich conditions during the deNOx reaction at 450 °C. Full article
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Acidic Mesoporous Zeolite ZSM-5 Supported Cu Catalyst with Good Catalytic Performance in the Hydroxysulfurization of Styrenes with Disulfides
Nanomaterials 2017, 7(12), 459; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano7120459 - 19 Dec 2017
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Development of highly active heterogeneous catalysts is an effective strategy for modern organic synthesis chemistry. In this work, acidic mesoporous zeolite ZSM-5 (HZSM-5-M), acidic-free mesoporous zeolite TS-1 (TS-1-M), and basic ETS-10 zeolite supported metal Cu catalysts were prepared to investigate their catalytic performances [...] Read more.
Development of highly active heterogeneous catalysts is an effective strategy for modern organic synthesis chemistry. In this work, acidic mesoporous zeolite ZSM-5 (HZSM-5-M), acidic-free mesoporous zeolite TS-1 (TS-1-M), and basic ETS-10 zeolite supported metal Cu catalysts were prepared to investigate their catalytic performances in the hydroxysulfurization of styrenes with diaryl disulfides. The effect of pore size and acidities of the supports, as well as the Cu species electronic properties of the catalysts on reaction activity were investigated. The results show that Cu+ and Cu2+ binded on HZSM-5-M show the highest activity and product selectivity for the desired β-hydroxysulfides compounds. Full article
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