Applications for activated carbons from waste tires: Natural gas storage and air pollution control

T. A. Brady, M. Rostam-Abadi, M. J. Rood

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Abstract

Natural gas storage for natural gas vehicles and the separation and removal of gaseous contaminants from gas streams represent two emerging applications for carbon adsorbents. A possible precursor for such adsorbents is waste tires. In this study, activated carbon has been developed from waste tires and tested for its methane storage capacity and SO2 removal from a simulated flue-gas. Tire-derived carbons exhibit methane adsorption capacities (g/g) within 10% of a relatively expensive commercial activated carbon; however, their methane storage capacities (Vm/Vs) are almost 60% lower. The unactivated tire char exhibits SO2 adsorption kinetics similar to a commercial carbon used for flue-gas clean-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-102
Number of pages6
JournalGas Separation and Purification
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

Keywords

  • Activated carbons
  • Air pollution control
  • Natural gas storage
  • Waste tires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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