ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, vol.26, no.16, pp.16616-16627, 2019 (SCI-Expanded)
In this study, a chabazite-rich tuff (CHA) from the Bala deposit of Ankara region (Turkey) and its modified forms (CuCHA, AgCHA, FeCHA, and HCHA samples) were investigated at 273 and 298K using volumetric apparatus up to 100kPa. The chabazite samples were characterized by using thermal analysis (TG-DTG-DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), scanning electron microscopy with detector X-ray energy dispersive (SEM-EDX), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), and N-2 adsorption methods. It was found that natural chabazite is composed of predominantly chabazite with small amounts of clinoptilolite and erionite. XRD showed that there are major structural changes to Fe- and H-exchanged chabazite samples. Capacity of chabazites for CH4 ranged from 0.168 and 1.341mmol/g. Among all the modified forms, it was observed that Ag form of chabazite zeolite had the greatest methane adsorption capacity at both temperatures.