General introduction

Vassilis J. Inglezakis, Maria M. Loizidou

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Abstract

The term zeolite coming from the Greek words, which mean stone that boils, was originally coined in the 18th century by a Swedish mineralogist named Cronstedt. A zeolite is a crystalline aluminosilicate with a cage structure. Natural zeolites combine comparative simplicity of mining, relatively low cost, worldwide distribution and in combination with their unique physicochemical properties they became the most important minerals. The zeolite group includes more than 40 naturally occurring species, some of them are rare, all beautiful with diverse complexity and unique crystal habits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Natural Zeolites
PublisherBentham Science Publishers
Pages3-10
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781608054466
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012

Keywords

  • Adsorption
  • Analcime
  • Chabazite
  • Clinoptilolite
  • Erionite
  • Faujasite
  • Ferrierite
  • Framework
  • Heulandite
  • History
  • Ion exchange
  • Mordenite
  • Natrolite
  • Natural zeolites
  • Philipsite
  • Stilbite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Inglezakis, V. J., & Loizidou, M. M. (2012). General introduction. In Handbook of Natural Zeolites (pp. 3-10). Bentham Science Publishers. https://doi.org/10.2174/978160805261511201010003