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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2005 Vol.6 No.5 P.369-372


Growth mechanism of a preferentially oriented mordenite membrane

Author(s):  LI Gang, LIN Rui-sen, KIKUCHI Eiichi, MATSUKATA Masahiko

Affiliation(s):  Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   gli@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Mordenite, Zeolite membrane, Orientation, Evolutionary selection

LI Gang, LIN Rui-sen, KIKUCHI Eiichi, MATSUKATA Masahiko. Growth mechanism of a preferentially oriented mordenite membrane[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2005, 6(5): 369-372.

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A preferentially oriented mordenite membrane was successfully prepared on a seeded porous a-alumina support. Characterization results of XRD (X-ray diffractometer) and FE-SEM (field emission scanning electron microscope) revealed that evolutionary selection might predominantly contribute to the formation of the sharply oriented mordenite membrane. The necessary conditions under which evolutionary selection occurs are: (a) the number density of nuclei on the support surface should be high enough at the early stage; (b) the crystals should grow fastest along one direction; and (c) the zeolite layer should proceed via the successive growth of the crystals nucleated on the support surface instead of the accumulation of the crystals formed in the bulk solution.

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