PILOT SCALE-UP OF ZEOLITE NaA SYNTHESIS FROM ALUMINOSILICATE GELS OBTAINED USING INDUSTRIAL NOT TREATED VENEZUELAN MATERIALS

  • Carmen Milena Lopez Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL)
  • Adriana Lucia Garcia Lopez Universidad Central de Venezuela
  • Luis Vicente Garcia Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL)
  • Miguel Eduardo Rios Universidad Central de Venezuela
  • Maria Alejandra Perez Universidad Central de Venezuela
  • Albania Villarroel INTEVEP, PDVSA

Abstract

Scale-up is an essential task in chemical engineering, which involves the study of problems associated to research developed steps from laboratory to large scales. In this work, scale-up of zeolite A synthesis was carried out from laboratory treating a volume of 100 ml until pilot scale with a volume of 40 L. Silicon and aluminum sources were industrial materials produced in Venezuela, no pretreatment was needed for its use, this is a positive factor for technical and economic feasibility of a commercial process synthesis. A method of empirical approach was used, according to geometric, dynamic, thermal and chemical similarity criteria. The synthesis method used allowed to obtain pure crystalline zeolite A, with the same properties at all scales evaluated, helping to lay the basis for future commercial development of NaA zeolite synthesis in Venezuela

Published
Sep 30, 2017
How to Cite
LOPEZ, Carmen Milena et al. PILOT SCALE-UP OF ZEOLITE NaA SYNTHESIS FROM ALUMINOSILICATE GELS OBTAINED USING INDUSTRIAL NOT TREATED VENEZUELAN MATERIALS. Revista Mexicana de Ingeniería Química, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 1, p. 75-86, sep. 2017. ISSN 2395-8472. Available at: <http://rmiq.org/ojs/index.php/rmiq/article/view/180>. Date accessed: 18 dec. 2017.
Section
Process engineering

Received 2 July 2017, published online 30 September 2017