Juan Camilo Díaz, Iván Darío Gil-Chávez, Liliana Giraldo, Juan Carlos Moreno-Piraján, "Separation of Ethanol-Water MixtureUsing Type-A Zeolite Molecular Sieve", Journal of Chemistry, vol. 7, Article ID 597346, 13 pages, 2010. https://doi.org/10.1155/2010/597346
Separation of Ethanol-Water MixtureUsing Type-A Zeolite Molecular Sieve
This paper presents an experimental procedure for the synthesis of a type-A zeolite molecular sieve, usable in the separation of an ethanol-water mixture. The type-A zeolite molecular sieve is obtained from a reactive mixture formed by a source of alumina, a source of silica and a promoter. Characterization of the molecular sieves obtained in this work was undertaken using X-ray diffraction (XRD), adsorption isotherms and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The results from the characterization procedures showed that part of the product presented a pore diameter suitable for the separation of an ethanol-water mixture.
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