Bulg. J. Phys. vol.27 no.S3 (2000), pp. 140-144



The Comparison of the Structures of Some Cationic Forms of Clinoptilolite Obtained from Manisa-Gordes in Turkey Using Their XRD Spectrums

E. Izci, Ö. Orhun
Anadolu University, Science Faculty, Physics Department, 26470 Eskişehir, Turkey
Abstract. In this study, at room temperature, XRD spectrums of Na, Ca, Li, Pb and natural forms of clinoptilolite, which is a natural zeolite obtained from Manisa-Gordes in Turkey, were taken and compared with each other according to their structures. Firstly, clinoptilolite samples, whose diameters are smaller than 63 μm, were purified by HCl. Thus, impurities through the channels of clinoptilolite samples were removed from their structures. Then, the samples washed several times by deionised water and filtered. So, HCl was removed from structures of these samples. Na, Ca, Li, Pb ionic forms of clinoptilolite were prepared by using batch method. XRD spectrums of these ionic and natural forms of clinoptilolite were obtained by using XRD apparatus from Rigaku-Rint 2000 series. Comparing of XRD spectrums of these ionic and natural forms of clinoptilolite and finding the variations of their spectrums, what changes in their structures could be, were investigated.

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