STUDY OF ACTIVATION OF COAL CHAR [electronic resource].
- Providence, R.I. : Brown University, 2003.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 11 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Brown University
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- This is the first report on a project whose aim is to explore in a fundamental manner the factors that influence the development of porosity in coal chars during the process of activation. It is known that choices of starting coal, activating agent and conditions can strongly influence the nature of an activated carbon produced from a coal. In this initial study, the basic techniques for producing the char (via slow pyrolysis in inert gas) and characterizing it (using nitrogen gas adsorption) are developed. The stark differences between the chars that can be produced from Beulah-Zap lignite and Pittsburgh No. 8 bituminous coal are presented. The former is a thermoset material, and gives an easily activated char, whereas the former is thermoplastic and produces during pyrolysis a low porosity char that is difficult to activate.
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- Type of Report and Period Covered Note:
- Other Publications; 07/01/1999 - 06/29/2000
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