Zeolite X crystals were synthesized by hydrothermal crystallization from gels with different compositions. The syntheses were performed at 95 °C using different silica sources such as sodium metasilicate anhydrous, sodium metasilicate pentahydrate, silicate solution and Cab-O-Sil. Triethanolamine was used in some syntheses in order to grow large crystals. Zeolite X crystals with diameters in the range of 1-220 μm were obtained, and Cab-O-Sil in concert with triethanolamine yielded the largest crystals.
- A1 Hydrothermal crystal growth
- Large crystals
- Zeolite X