A Hungarian natural zeolite was mechanically activated by grinding in a Netzsch MiniCer stirred media mill for various activation times from 0 to 480 min. The research goal was to produce submicron-size activated zeolite with narrow particle size distribution and to investigate the energetic aspects of grinding and material characteristics. During mechanical activation (MA) the grinding energy was measured and stress energy was calculated. Additionally, the particle size distribution of the product was characterized by a Horiba 950 LA laser particle size analyzer (LPSA). Furthermore, the BET specific surface area and adsorption capacity of the MA zeolite were measured using TriStar 3000 apparatus and methylene blue adsorption test, respectively. The structural characterization of mechanically activated zeolite was carried out using Rietveld refinement on X-ray powder diffractometry data, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM-EDS). TEM images and LPSA data of MA zeolite revealed the presence of particles below 100 nm. Significant amorphization, as well as the decrease in clinoptilolite phase, was found during entire MA process, while methylene blue adsorption was maintained. Finally, the relationship between grinding operating parameter (specific grinding energy) and material characteristics (amorphous content, the crystallite size of quartz and clinoptilolite) was created.
Journal of Materials Science – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 1, 2018
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera