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Title: Role of Zeolite Structural Properties toward Iodine Capture: A Head-to-head Evaluation of Framework Type and Chemical Composition

Journal Article · · ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

This study evaluated zeolite-based sorbents for iodine gas [I2(g)] capture. Based on the framework structures and porosities, five zeolites, including two faujasite (FAU), one ZSM-5 (MFI), one mesoMFI, one ZSM-22 (TON), as well as two mesoporous materials, were evaluated for I2(g) capture at room temperature and 150 °C in an iodine-saturated environment. From these preliminary studies, the three best-performing zeolites were ion-exchanged with Ag+ and evaluated for I2(g) capture under similar conditions. Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy data suggest that Ag-FAU frameworks were the materials with the highest capacity for I2(g) in this study, showing ~3× higher adsorption compared to Ag-mordenite (Ag-MOR) at room temperature, but X-ray diffraction measurements show that the faujasite structure collapsed during the adsorption studies because of dealumination. The Ag-MFI zeolites are decent sorbents in real-life applications, showing both good sorption capacities and higher stability. In-depth analyses and characterizations, including synchrotron X-ray absorption spectroscopy, revealed the influence of structural and chemical properties of zeolites on the performance for iodine adsorption from the gas phase.

Research Organization:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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Journal Information:
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 14, Issue 16
Country of Publication:
United States

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