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Mojgan Zendehdel

Mojgan Zendehdel

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1890-0317
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 8613426000
Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University


Zeolite ,From discovery to new application
zeolite , absorption, ion exchange, dehydration, SARS-CoV-2
Researchers Mojgan Zendehdel


From the discovery of zeolites until today, the interest in scientific research and use of this amazing, interesting, and useful material has continuously grown. In spite of the limited capabilities of structural research of zeolites at the time of their discovery (unlike today’s modern methods), researchers set the foundations for today’s application of natural and synthetic zeolites. Intensive research on the synthesis as well as physical and chemical properties of zeolites (absorption, ion exchange, dehydration) enabled the industrial application of zeolites. Significant discoveries and research of zeolites, as well as the beginning of modern zeolite science. Today, the humankind is faced with many threats such as (i) drought and lack of freshwater caused by climate change, (ii) political and economic instabilities, and (iii) dangerous pandemics such as the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, which caused slowing down of scientific research, economic growth, and development and even brought into question the survival of mankind. With current use of zeolites in agriculture, animal husbandry, water processing, numerous industries (chemical, oil, construction, etc.) biotechnology, medicine, etc., the future of zeolite application opens up new possibilities for research, development, and technological application in still undiscovered areas such as medication and antimicrobial application. which would allow new global markets for zeolites. Furthermore, the application of zeolites in technologies that can contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions (one of the greenhouse gases which contributes to climate change) could have a significant role in their future use. As the properties of these aluminosilicate materials depend on a number of factors (e.g., framework topology, Si/Al ratio, extra framework cations etc.), detailed experiments (e.g., catalytic properties, adsorption capacities etc.) are often limited to only a handful of materials. Computational methods have played an impor