Zeolites: Science and Technology

Volume 80 of the series NATO ASI Series pp 3-34

Molecular Sieve Zeolite Technology: The First Twenty-Five Years

  • Edith M. FlanigenAffiliated withTarrytown Technical Center, Union Carbide Corporation

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In twenty-five years molecular sieve zeolites have substantially impacted adsorption and catalytic process technology throughout the chemical process industries; provided timely solutions to energy and environmental problems; and grown to over a hundred million dollar industry worldwide. The evolution in zeolite materials with improved or novel properties has strongly influenced the expansion of their applications, and provided new flexibility in the design of products and processes.