Faculty Advisor

Deskins, Nathaniel Aaron

Abstract

Factors that influence water adsorption in silicalite were studied. It was found that the energy of adsorption becomes less stable as water molecules are loaded in the silicalite structure. A structure with one water molecule was found to have an energy of -14.42KJ/mol while one with three molecules was -8.6 KJ/mol. It was also demonstrated that water prefers to diffuse through the larger 10 ring channels as opposed to the small 4 ring channels.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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