One-step synthesis of iron impregnated carbon spheres and their potential for use in air quality applications

John D. Atkinson, Mark J Rood, Seyed Abolfazl Dastgheib, Massoud Rostam-Abadi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Micron-scale carbon supports impregnated with iron and iron oxide nanoparticles were prepared in a single step using a spray pyrolysis technique. The production mechanism was complex, i.e., sucrose dehydration was catalyzed by ionic iron species, pore development occurred via in-situ solid salt templates and/or in-situ carbon gasification, and reaction temperatures dictated the physical form of the catalyst nanoparticles. The produced carbon-based materials were capable of being impregnated with high (> 30 wt %) metal loadings, were highly magnetic, and were partially accessible to gas species. This simple production technique could potentially be used to synthesis various nano-structured environmental catalysts with suitable physical and chemical properties to be used for air quality applications. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 103rd AWMA Annual Conference and Exhibition (Calgary, Alberta, Canada 6/22-25/2010).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication103rd Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2010 - Manuscripts/Extended Abstracts
Pages4778-4790
Number of pages13
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event103rd Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2010 - Calgary, AB, Canada
Duration: Jun 22 2010Jun 25 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition, AWMA
Volume6
ISSN (Print)1052-6102

Other

Other103rd Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2010
CountryCanada
CityCalgary, AB
Period6/22/106/25/10

Keywords

  • Activated carbon
  • Catalysts
  • Iron catalysts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy(all)

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