Development of nano-engineered carbon adsorbents and their environmental applications

John D. Atkinson, Massoud Rostam-Abadi, Mark J Rood, Xu Chen, Ramsay Chang

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Abstract

Existing carbon-based adsorbents contain high internal surface areas and desirable pore structures, making them effective materials for gas purification, separation, and storage. A method for synthesizing a new class of carbon-based materials that could be attractive adsorbents for many environmental and energy applications was developed. Adsorption capacities of synthesized carbons were determined for methyl ethyl ketone using a gravimetric balance. The fixed-bed pyrolysis system showed several advantages in comparison to the ultrasonic spray pyrolysis system, e.g., elimination of the aerosol production step is eliminated. Carbons prepared by the fixed-bed method were highly microporous. This fixed-bed pyrolysis technique provided control for synthesizing carbons with properties that are pivotal to adsorption capacity including surface area and particle diameter. Environmental applications were determined by evaluating their adsorption performances using select adsorbates, e.g., VOC and mercury. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 101st AWMA Annual Conference and Exhibition (Portland, OR 6/24-27/2008).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication101st Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2008
Pages130-140
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event101st Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2008 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2008Jun 27 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition, AWMA
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1052-6102

Other

Other101st Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period6/24/086/27/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy(all)

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