More efficient zeolite for refining crude oil
Here is a new zeolite type. It is eco-friendly as could serve as an efficient catalyst in refining applications. Thanks to the Korean researchers for developing it. The new zeolites are synthesized by adding a rationally designed amphiphilic organosilane surfactant to conventional alkaline zeolite synthesis mixtures.
Compared to the more conventional smaller pores of 0.3 to 1.5 nm, the KAIST zeolites have pores, 10nm in diameter! This larger size of the pore allows for the diffusion of larger gas and oil molecules into the center of the zeolite.
Via: Green Car Congress