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Taking a page from computer-aided drug designers, Rice University researchers have developed a computational method that chemists can use to tailor the properties of zeolites, one of the world's most-used industrial minerals.
SACHEM experts will be available at the International Zeolite Conference in July to discuss ZeoGen™ structure directing agents used for the synthesis of zeolites. Austin,
A study has identified new minerals that could cut the costs of removing carbon dioxide from emissions at power plants.
Approximately 75 percent of electricity used in the United States is produced by coal-burning power plants that spew carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere and contribute to global warming.
Filtering carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from factory smokestacks is a necessary, but expensive part of many manufacturing processes.
Zeolites are porous materials with perfectly regular pores and high surface area that can act as molecular sieves.
Researchers studying how fluids travel through nanoscale channels were surprised to discover that the fluids don't flow equally well in all directions.
A University of Minnesota team of researchers has overcome a major hurdle in the quest to design a specialized type of molecular sieve that could make the production of gasoline, plastics and various chemicals more cost effective and energy efficient.
Some people collect stamps and coins, but when it comes to sheer utility, few collections rival the usefulness of Rice University researcher Michael Deem's collection of 2.6 million zeolite structures.
Zeolites (Greek, zein,"to boil";lithos,"a stone") are minerals that have a porous structure. There are about four dozen recognized naturally occurring zeolite minerals and as many or more synthetic varieties. They are basically hydrated alumino-silicate minerals with an "open" structure that can accommodate a wide variety of positive ions, such as Na+, K+, Ca2+, Mg2+ and others. These positive ions are rather loosely held and can readily be exchanged for others in a contact solution. Some of...