Mineral-based gas adsorbents: the halloysite example

Published: Friday, 27 June 2014

Halloysite has found niche applications in a variety of industries, and one such example is the use of halloysite nanotubes for gas component adsorption.

By Joachim Schomburg, Tom Conway, Gary Nelson

Different technologies have been developed to remove harmful or foul-smelling gas components from polluted air or industrial gas streams. Physisorption, or physical adsorption, effects of inorganic or organic porous material are widely used within these technologies.

Industrial used inorganic adsorbents are:

- zeolites (synthetic,...

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