Zeolites: Superior Mass Transfer Properties of Technical Zeolite Bodies with Hierarchical Porosity (Adv. Funct. Mater. 2/2014)

Authors

  • Laurent Gueudré,

    1. Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
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  • Maria Milina,

    1. Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
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  • Sharon Mitchell,

    1. Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
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  • Javier Pérez-Ramírez

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 10, CH 8093 Zurich Switzerland

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Abstract

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On page 209, J. Pérez-Ramírez and co-workers quantify the superior mass-transfer properties of zeolite bodies with hierarchical porosity, which enables the design of more efficient industrial catalysts. The millimeter-sized extrudate illustrated in the cover image, containing ZSM-5 crystals and a clay-derived binder, integrates micro-, meso-, and macropores. This interconnected pore network enhances molecular transport, resembling the road system of the metropolis printed on the body. Carolina Flores is acknowledged for perfecting the cover artwork.

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