To leave our planet liveable in the next millennium mankind is forced to find environmentally friendly ways in solving the problems of everyday life. Among others, technologies of producing chemicals, absolutely necessary for maintaining a comfortable life, have to be modified, in some instances fundamentally changed now, or in the very near future.

Developing new technologies requires strong and innovative fundamental research. In order to provide opportunity for crossfertilization the Federation of European Zeolite Associations (FEZA) decided to organise a conference, where researchers from academia as well as industry can meet, exchange ideas, show and discuss research efforts and results concerning the development of environmentally friendly processes and technologies.

The conference, and thus the proceedings are divided into two main parts. The first part contains works concerning the synthesis, modification and characterisation of zeolitic materials as catalyst candidates in environmentally friendly technologies. Works in the second part describe various applications starting from developing highly selective reactions for the fine chemical industry, through waste-water treatment to applying zeolite for formulating bacteria for pest control.


For chemists and environmentalists concerned with research into production of environmentally friendly processes and technologies.

Table of Contents

Preface. Zeolites of Environmental Importance. Application of zeolite membranes, films and coatings (F. Mizukami). Study of the influence of silica source on the properties of silicate solutions and the particulate properties of zeolite X (T. Antonić et al.). A method for the preparation of silicalite-1 microspheres (L. Tosheva et al.). In situ crystallization of MFI-type zeolites over cordierite support (R. Aiello et al.). Particular features of the introduction of In into MCM-41 by reductive solid-state ion exchange (Y. Neinska et al.). Influence of synthesis media on the TS-1 characteristics (A. Carati et al.). Pore-size control of Al-MCM-41 materials by spontaneous swelling (I. Diaz et al.). Enhanced hydrothermal stability obtained for in situ synthesized micro- and mesoporous MFI/MCM-41 like phases (A. Karlsson et al.). Analysis of the influence of kinetic and chemical factors on the rate of crystal growth of zeolite A (S. Bosnar et al.). FER-type catalysts: synthesis and characterization (F. Cosentino et al.). Factors controlling the coatings of a metal with zeolite Y (G. Clet et al.). Synthesis of ZSM-5 and A zeolites on porous alumina substrates (C. Caruso, A. Nastro). The stability of zeolite coatings grown on metal supports for heat pump applications (M. Tatlier, A. Erdem-Şenatalar). Preparation and characterization of TON type zeolite catalysts (F. Cosentino et al.). Crystal population balance


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About the editors

I. Kiricsi

Affiliations and Expertise

József Attila University, Department of Applied and Environmental Chemistry, H-6720 Szeged, Hungary

J.B. Nagy

Affiliations and Expertise

Notre-Dame University, Laboratory of NMR, B-5000 Namur, Belgium

H.G. Karge

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Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, D-14195 Berlin, Germany

Gyula Palyi

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Department of Chemistry, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy