Synthesis and Characterization of Nano Y Zeolite Using MWCNT as Media for Crystal Growth


  • Hussam Jumaah Mousa Chemical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Hussein Qasim Hussein Chemical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq



Carbon nanotube, catalytic synthesis, Nano Y zeolite, MWCNT


   The present research was conducted to synthesis Y-Zeolite by sol-gel technique using MWCNT (multiwalled carbon nanotubes) as crystallization medium to get a narrow range of particle size distribution with small average size compared with ordinary methods. The phase pattern, chemical structure, particle size, and surface area were detected by XRD, FTIR, BET and AFM, respectively. Results shown that the average size of Zeolite with and without using MWCNT were (92.39) nm and (55.17) nm respectively .Particle size range reduced from (150-55) nm to (130-30) nm. The surface area enhanced to be (558) m2/g with slightly large pore volume (0.231) km3/g was obtained. Meanwhile, degree of crystallization decreased to 120%.


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How to Cite

Jumaah Mousa, H., & Qasim Hussein, H. (2019). Synthesis and Characterization of Nano Y Zeolite Using MWCNT as Media for Crystal Growth. Iraqi Journal of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, 20(4), 49–54.