The effect of HCl treatment on water vapor adsorption characteristics of clinoptilolite rich natural zeolite
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In this study, water vapor adsorption properties of the clinoptilolite rich zeolite tuff, from Bigadic (Turkey), and its modified forms were examined. The modified forms were obtained by treating the tuff with HCl solutions (0.032, 0.16, 0.32, 1.6 or 5 M) at 25,40,75 and 100°C for 3 h. Infrared spectroscppy and water vapor adsorption were used for the characterization of the zeolites. Langmuir, BET and Dubinin-Raduschevich methods were applied in the analysis of water vapor adsorption data. Applications of Dubinin Raduschevich equation to the water adsorption data displayed that the super-micropore volume was not very sensitive to acid treatment. It was found out that the Langmuir surface area and ultra-micropore volume depend on the degree of the removal of aluminum from the structure.