There are three main uses of zeolite in industry:
⊕ Catalysis: Zeolites are extremely useful as catalysts for several important reactions involving organic molecules. The most important are cracking, isomerisation and hydrocarbon synthesis. Zeolite ZSM-5 is used in Fluid Catalytic Cracking.
⊕ Gas separation: as porous crystalline aluminosilicate minerals, have pores comparable to the kinetic diameter of the gases, which enables the separation of components by both molecular sieve properties and the difference in adsorption affinity.
⊕ Ion exchange: Zeolite exchanges one ion from the water being treated for another ion that is in the resin (sodium is one component of softening salt, with chlorine being the other).
ZSM-5 cracks and isomerizes low octane components in the naphtha produced by the faujasite cracking catalyst. As a result C3 and C4 olefins are produced and gasoline compositional changes occur which explain its increased research and motor octanes. A model was developed which predicts ZSM-5 performance in an FCC unit.
Below is a typical ZSM-5 data sheet that DANTEK supplies, for the other types of Zeolites, please contact us to customise your requirements.