Transactions of Tianjin University

, Volume 19, Issue 5, pp 326–331 | Cite as

Synthesis and characterization of magnetic ZSM-5 zeolite

  • Jilin Cao (曹吉林)
  • Guihuan Chang (常贵环)
  • Hongfei Guo (郭宏飞)
  • Jianxin Chen (陈建新)


In order to separate ZSM-5 zeolite powders from solution easily, a series of magnetic ZSM-5 zeolites were prepared by hydrothermal synthesis with the addition of magnetic Fe3O4 particles during the crystalline process. The products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), infrared (IR) spectrum, energy dispersive X-ray (EDX), specific surface area, magnetic susceptibility and adsorption capability. It was found that the magnetic ZSM-5 zeolites had good magnetism and the magnetic susceptibility increased with the increasing amount of Fe3O4 particles. Compared with the pure ZSM-5 zeolite, the adsorption capability of magnetic ZSM-5 zeolites was acceptable. When the magnetic zeolites were used to adsorb Pb2+ from solution, the magnetic zeolite powder could be conveniently separated with magnetic separation technology.


ZSM-5 zeolite crystal structure Fe3O4 magnetic material 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jilin Cao (曹吉林)
    • 1
  • Guihuan Chang (常贵环)
    • 1
  • Hongfei Guo (郭宏飞)
    • 1
  • Jianxin Chen (陈建新)
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Chemical Engineering and TechnologyHebei University of TechnologyTianjinChina

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