Developing new technologies requires strong and innovative fundamental research. In order to provide opportunity for crossfertilization the Federation of European Zeolite Associations (FEZA) decided to organise a conference, where researchers from academia as well as industry can meet, exchange ideas, show and discuss research efforts and results concerning the development of environmentally friendly processes and technologies.
The conference, and thus the proceedings are divided into two main parts. The first part contains works concerning the synthesis, modification and characterisation of zeolitic materials as catalyst candidates in environmentally friendly technologies. Works in the second part describe various applications starting from developing highly selective reactions for the fine chemical industry, through waste-water treatment to applying zeolite for formulating bacteria for pest control.
Zeolites of Environmental Importance.
Application of zeolite membranes, films and coatings (F. Mizukami).
A method for the preparation of silicalite-1 microspheres (L. Tosheva et al.).
Influence of synthesis media on the TS-1 characteristics (A. Carati et al.).
FER-type catalysts: synthesis and characterization (F. Cosentino et al.).
Factors controlling the coatings of a metal with zeolite Y (G. Clet et al.).
Synthesis of nanosized FAU-type zeolite (S. Mintova, V. Valtchev).
Incorporation of iron in MFI structure in fluoride media (F. Testa et al.).
Free volumes in zeolites as probed by positrons (G. Duplâtre et al.).
Investigation of liquid crystals in porous materials (H.-L. Zubowa et al.).
Layered double hydroxides as solid base catalysts and catalyst precursors (D. Tichit, F. Fajula).
Benzene saturating isomerization (J. Hancsók et al.).
Catalytic cracking of n-butane over rare earth-loaded HZSM-5 catalysts (K. Wakui et al.).
Effect of trivalent elements in the framework on the basicity of zeolites (C. Yang et al.).
Selective nitration of toluene with acetyl nitrate and zeolites (D. Vassena et al.).
Natural zeolites in environmentally friendly processes and applications (C. Colella).
Sorption thermodynamics of nitrogen and oxygen on CaA zeolite (D. Shen et al.).
Wastewater treatment with natural clinoptilolite: a new additive (D. Kalló, J. Papp).
Zeolite content and cation exchange capacity of zeolite-rich rocks (A.F. Gualtieri et al.).
Zeolite matrices for pigments (S. Kowalak et al.).
Potential use of MCM-41 for adsorptive separation of methylalumoxane (T. Sano et al.).
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Dr. Pályi is a Professor (Retired) of Chemistry of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Modena, Italy) and member of the (Italian) National Academy of Science as well as other Academies. He has authored and edited 5 books on chemistry, patents, and 250 publications cited more than 2000 times by other authors. He has been the chief organizer of the International Symposia on Biological Chirality (since 1998) and of the International Symposia on the Soai Reaction (since 2008).