Amazing Zeolites and their new role in natural gas purification | Michael Zhu Chen | TEDxMileHigh

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  • Published on:  7/17/2014
  • This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. How can common crystals help remove polluting impurities from natural gas and lower costs in the process? In this ingenious talk, Michael Zhu Chen explains how zeolites can be created as membranes to filter natural gas extra, expensive steps in the purification process.

    Michael Zhu Chen's project "The Effects of Operating Conditions on Gas Transport Mechanisms through SAPO-34 Zeolite Membranes" won first award for chemistry in the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering fair. He is excited to go to Stanford University this fall to study physics and computer science to pursue his dream of becoming a physician scientist. His life goals are to provide medical care to people in underdeveloped areas of the globe and to conduct basic research to advance medical treatments.

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