Hierarchical silicalite-1 zeolites were obtained from the direct conversion of a mixture of ground solid raw materials via a steam-assisted crystallization(SAC) method without involvement of any mesoscale template. Only a trace amount of water was necessary during the crystallization, implying that the amount of water can be dramatically reduced, which still offers easy separation and high yields. The simple procedure involved only grinding and heating, which not only saves resources and energy, but also significantly reduces the discharge of eco-friendly synthesis of zeolites for practical applications. Compared to conventional bulk silicalite-1, the nanosized hierarchical zeolites with MFI structure show enhanced removal capabilities for methylene blue owing to their hierarchical porosity.
Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-06-08
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): CRG-1-2012-LAI-009
Acknowledgements: Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China(Nos.21390394, 21261130584, 91022030, 21771082), the National Basic Research Program of China(Nos.2012CB821700, 2011CB808703), the “111” Project of China(No.B07016), the Award Project of King Abdullah University of Science & Technology(No.CRG-1-2012-LAI-009), the Science and Technology Development Center Project of the Ministry of Education of China(No.20120061130012) and the Science and Technology Research Program of the 13th Five Year Plan of China(No.20120061130012) and the Fund of Education Department of Jilin Province, China(No.2016405).
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