About the book
Both from the practical and from the academic point of view, zeolites are a remarkable class of nature and synthetic minerals. These “clever” hydrated porous aluminosilicates composed of the three most abundant elements in the lithosphere have found widespread industrial application as highly active catalysts, sorbents, and ion exchanges. They fascinate attraction the scientists because their well-defined geometry involving regular systems of intracrystalline changes and cavities with high total surface area and considerable void volume when dehydrated makes them ideal model systems in several areas of chemistry, surface physics and engineering.
Worldwide application received a direction related with synthesis of zeolite-like matrices for chemical binding of radioactive nucleids, heavy metals and other toxic and hazardous substances, as well as production of materials with specialty properties.
The book has been written by researchers and experts in the field and dedicated to graduate students, researchers and practicing engineers in the related fields.