Manufacture of Water Vapour Filter Based on Natural Pahae Zeolite Used for Hydrogen Fueled Motor Cycle
Nasution, Tulus Ikhsan
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Province of North Sumatera has been well known as a territory having multi kind of industrial minerals which have not been used and maintained properly and optimally. One of which is a natural Pahae zeolite derived from Tarutung, Tapanuli Utara-Indonesia. The objective of thie research is to exploit Pahae zeolite to absorb water molecules flowing into the combustion chamber of a hydrogen fueled motorcycle. The generation of water molecules was as a result of water splitting process in water to hydrogen converter of the motorcycle. The grain size of Pahae zeolite was lessened up to 60 and 200 meshes which were then chemically activated by soaking with 30% KOH solution and calcination at a temperature of 300®C for 2 hours. The test results conducted on the intake pipe of combustion chamber showed that the particle size of 200 meshes had more absorption than that of 60 meshes. It was also found that type of Pahae zeolite had better absoption compared with Cikalong zeolite.