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By Jens Weitkamp,Lothar Puppe

Zeolites happen in nature and feature been identified for nearly 250 years as alumino­ silicate minerals. Examples are clinoptilolite, mordenite, offretite, ferrierite, erionite and chabazite. this day, each one of these and lots of different zeolites are of significant curiosity in heterogeneous catalysis, but their obviously taking place kinds are of constrained worth as catalysts simply because nature has no longer optimized their houses for catalytic purposes and the evidently happening zeolites usually include undesired impurity levels. It was once simply with the appearance of man-made zeolites within the interval from approximately 1948 to 1959 (thanks to the pioneering paintings of R. M. Barrer and R. M. Milton) that this category of porous fabrics started to playa function in catalysis. A landmark occasion used to be the advent of man-made faujasites (zeolite X before everything, zeolite Y just a little later) as catalysts in fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) of heavy petroleum distillates in 1962, some of the most very important chemical procedures with a global potential of the order of 500 million t/a. in comparison to the formerly used amorphous silica-alumina catalysts, the zeolites weren't basically orders of value extra lively, which enabled drastic procedure engineering advancements to be made, yet in addition they led to an important raise within the yield of the objective product, viz. motor gas. With the large FCC ability world wide, the further price of this yield enhancement is of the order of 10 billion US $ according to year.

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