Textural properties as a function of the starting mineral particle size
Development of new clean technologies in accordance with increasingly demanding environmental legislation requires new catalysts, adsorbents and/or catalyst supports. Clays have been identified as a promising materials resource for this application.
More specifically, Pillared Inter-Layered Clays (PILCs) have been identified as suitable for these purposes. However, their widespread use has been delayed by difficulties in obtaining a uniform and reproducible product.
Engineers and scientists from the Universidad de la República, M. Sergio, M. Musso, J. Medina and W. Diano, studied the influence of the starting material particle size on the textural properties of the pillared clays obtained by using the mineral without any other pretreatment than drying, grinding and sieving.
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