Abstract—A large amount of liquid crystal display (LCD) television becomes popular for the last decades, and the amount of waste LCD panels will increase soon. LCD panels mainly consist of aluminoborosilicate glass, and it is difficult to recycle aluminoborosilicate glass using the same recycling method of soda-lime glass, due to the high strain point. Therefore, a novel recycling method for aluminoborosilicate is desired. In this study, we attempted to convert waste aluminoborosilicate glass powder into faujasite-type zeolite using alkali fusion method. Waste aluminoborosilicate glass powder (< 300 μm) were mixed with NaOH powder (the weight ratio of NaOH / aluminoborosilicate = 1.0 – 2.0), and then heated at 100 – 800 oC for 0.5 – 7 h to make a fused material with high solubility. This fused material was agitated in distilled water for one day, then heated at 80 oC for 24 hours to synthesize zeolite product. Most of the aluminoborosilicate glass were converted into soluble phases by alkali fusion with NaOH (NaOH / sample = 1.5) at 400 oC for 0.5 h, and could be transformed into faujasite-type zeolite. The cation exchange capacity (CEC) of the zeolite product is 1.9 mmol/g, which is 31 times higher than that of raw glass powder, and is 59% of CEC for commercial faujasite-type zeolite 13X (3.2 mmol/g). Zeolitization process from agitated material can be explained by theconcentrations of Si, Al and B in the product and the crystallinity of faujasite-typezeolite in the product.
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