HomePhilippine Journal of Material Science and Nanotechnologyvol. 8 no. 1 (2022)

Synthesis of Zeolite Nanoparticles via Horizontal Vapor Phase Method for Wastewater Treatment Applications

Terrish Kylle P. Mendoza | Kent Regil R. Nasol | Gil Nonato C. Santos | Ven Jordan Diputado | Mark Nathaniel Dolina | Anthony Gerard G. Santos | Belinda B. Faustino | Cathy Escuadro | Samuel Augustus Toledo | Eleanor M. Olegario



The study combined zeolite nanoparticles of appropriate size for potential applications in wastewater treatment. Horizontal Vapor Phase Growth (HVPG) Technique was set up as the creation strategy, with a beginning material of 1 g powdered zeolite. Differed parameters incorporate baking temperatures of 1100o C and 1200o C and baking duration of 6 and 8 hours, while ramp time was held at 40 minutes. Spherical zeolite nanoparticles are prevalent in the fine-size range of 101 - 2,500 nm diameter, ultra-fine zeolite particles of ? 100 nm diameter, and coarse particles of > 2,500 nm diameter. Results from the pour-plate method show minimal microbial development when exposed to the zeolite nanoparticles in contrast with wastewater tests placed on an empty quartz tube.