Thermodynamic properties of the calcium zeolites stilbite and stellerite

I. A. Kiseleva, A. Navrotsky, I. A. Belitsky, B. A. Fursenko

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The thermodynamic properties of natural stilbite and stellerite were determined by the methods of high-temperature Calvet calorimetry. The standard enthalpies of formation from oxides and elements are -232.0 ± 8.3 and -11 017.9 ± 10.9 kJ/mol, respectively for stilbite of the Ca1.01Na0.12A12.12Si6.88O 18 · 7.27H2O composition and -200.1 ± 7.5 and -10909.1 ± 10.9 kJ/mol, respectively for stellerite of the Ca1.02Al2.01Si6.98O18 · 7.04H2O composition. The enthalpy of dehydration at 298.15 K is 229.2 ± 7.4 kJ/mol for stilbite and 214.5 ± 2.2 kJ/mol for stellerite; these values correspond to an endothermic effect of -30 kJ/mol at the removal of one mole of water from the framework of zeolite. The enthalpy values obtained were extrapolated to the ideal stoichiometric compositions; all thermodynamic characteristics for stilbite and stellerite of theoretical compositions were calculated taking into account experimental data from the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-176
Number of pages7
JournalGeochemistry International
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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