Synthesis studies have been conducted at 25, 60, and 80 °C with a clear solution batch composition that produces zeolite NaA. Aluminosilicate precursor material was added to promote the synthesis and to evaluate the effects of adding initial-bred nuclei that were created by a precursor “seed” reaction. It is shown that the initial-bred nuclei promoted the crystallization rate, that the crystalline mass produced was increased when using the initial-bred nuclei, and that the nucleation of a second population was not inhibited by the addition of initial-bred nuclei as seeds.
Gora, Leszek; Streletzky, Kiril A.; Thompson, Robert W.; and Phillies, George D.J., "Study of The Effects of Initial-Bred Nuclei on Zeolite NaA Crystallization by Quasi-Elastic Light Scattering Spectroscopy and Electron Microscopy" (1997). Physics Faculty Publications. 259.
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