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Budownictwo i Inżynieria Środowiska
2018.002, DOI: 10.7862/rb.2018.2


Magdalena WARZYBOK, Jolanta WARCHOŁ
Submitted by: Artur Szalacha

DOI: 10.7862/rb.2018.2


The aim of the study was to synthesize zeolite Y based on natural clay mineral and to determine its potential for adsorption of carbonyl compounds. The synthesis route consisted of four steps: thermal activation of kaolin into metakaolin; aging of reaction mixtures at ambient temperature; crystallization of the reaction mixture; washing and drying of the final product. The reaction mixture consisted of metakaolin silica gel (SiO2), sodium chloride (NaCl) and sodium hydroxide (NaOH). All substrates were used at an intended molar ratio. The physicochemical properties of the synthesized adsorbent were attained through the advanced instrumental analysis. The adsorption of acetone and methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) on synthesized zeolite as well as on four commercially available adsorbents and three natural materials was examined in a dedicated home-made installation. The results showed, that the synthesized zeolite Y has the highest affinity for acetone over other adsorbents, while its affinity for MEK is only a little lower then AC. Additionally, adsorption isotherms of acetone and MEK on zeolite Y were measured on a gravimetric balance. Experimental binding isotherms were fitted by a non-linear regression to five empirical equations. In both acetone and MEK cases, the best results of statistical tests were obtained for the Marczewski-Jaroniec model.

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Magdalena WARZYBOK (1)
Jolanta WARCHOŁ (2)

(1) Rzeszów University of Technology
(2) Wrocław University of Science and Technology

Artur Szalacha

Budownictwo i Inżynieria Środowiska

adsorption, acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, Y zeolites




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