In this study, structural, thermal, and hydrogen (H2) adsorption properties of natural analcime-rich zeolite tuff (A) from Trakya (Turkey) and that of acid-treated forms investigated. Analcime mineral was treated with 0.1, 0.5, 1, 2, and 3 M HCl solutions at 80 °C for 5 h. Differences in structural and thermal behaviors of the analcime samples before and after acid- treatment were examined by X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy with detector x-ray energy dispersive (SEM-EDX), thermal analysis (TG-DTG-DTA) and nitrogen adsorption methods. Micropore volume, micropore area, and specific surface area values of the acid-treated analcimes were very high compared to the natural analcime sample. It was found that the acid-treated analcime zeolites with a high SiO2/Al2O3 ratio exhibited higher H2 adsorption capacity and thermal stability. H2 adsorption capacities of natural and acid-treated analcimes at 77 K up to 100 kPa were found between 0.255 and 0.632 mmol/g. The hydrogen adsorption capacities of analcime samples increases in the order A < 05HA < 01HA < 1HA < 2HA < 3HA. Additionally, it was determined that the hydrogen adsorption capacity of analcime samples had an almost linear connection to the BET surface areas.
AKBELEN, MERYEM and ÖZBAY, NURGÜL
"Influence of acid activation on hydrogen adsorption properties of analcime-rich tuff from Turkey,"
Turkish Journal of Chemistry: Vol. 46:
5, Article 19.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/vol46/iss5/19