Energy dispersive X-ray diffraction (EDXRD) techniques are applied to study the development of crystalline phases during the synthesis of microporous materials. We present data for both zeolite A and AlPO-5 systems. We explore the effects of template concentration and of temperature. The measured activation energy for zeolite A of ∼58 kJ mol-1 accords well with that observed for other silicate systems. The kinetics revealed by our study accord with the nucleation/growth model of the Avrami-Erofeev treatment.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Physical Chemistry B|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Nov 1997|