This feature article highlights recent developments in nanosized zeolites and addresses the question: what will be next? Until recently the limiting step to practical applications was determined by the challenging synthesis of nanosized zeolites in high yield and adequate form. The advances in the synthesis of nanozeolites that provide the basis for future developments and for diverse practical applications are reviewed. The main trends and challenges in processing, characterization and applications of nanosized zeolites are summarized. Particular attention is paid to the processing of nanosized zeolites in terms of their further use. The extending applications of nanosized zeolites in nanotechnology, medicine, pharmaceutical, and food industry, are discussed.
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