Conversion of waste corn cobs to activated carbons for natural gas (methane) adsorption

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Conversion of waste corn cobs to activated carbons for natural gas (methane) adsorption

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dc.contributor.author Kemiki, Motunrayo en
dc.contributor.author Pfeifer, Peter en
dc.contributor.author Sutterlin, Rusty en
dc.contributor.author Suppes, Galen J. en
dc.contributor.author Shah, Parag S. en
dc.date 2005 en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-23T21:53:19Z en
dc.date.available 2009-07-23T21:53:19Z en
dc.date.issued 2005 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/2151
dc.description Abstract only available en
dc.description.abstract Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) is an alternative energy source technology that uses micropores in adsorbent materials to store natural gas. Activated carbons, which are useful adsorbents with a highly porous form of carbon are promising adsorbent materials that can be used to store methane. In this study, dried crushed corn cobs were used to produce activated carbons, using a chemical activation method. A set of experiments was performed under various conditions to determine the optimum conditions for preparing the activated carbons. The activation process varies depending on the concentration of the activating agent (phosphoric acid), the impregnation temperature, the carbonization temperature, and the heating rate. The resultant activated carbon is further immobilized into monolithic form, to increase the density. The micro porosity of the activated carbons produced from corn cobs can have a methane uptake capacity of 150v/v or greater, and a BET surface area of 800m2/g-1600m2/g. en
dc.description.sponsorship NSF Program Alliance for Collaborative Research in Alternative Fuel Technology and Louis Stokes Missouri Alliance for Minority Participation en
dc.language en_US en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research en
dc.relation.ispartof 2005 Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (MU) en
dc.source.uri http://undergradresearch.missouri.edu/forums-conferences/abstracts/abstract-detail.php?abstractid= en
dc.subject adsorbed natural gas (ANG) en
dc.subject alternative energy source en
dc.subject natural gas (methane) en
dc.subject activated carbons en
dc.subject waste corn cob conversion en
dc.title Conversion of waste corn cobs to activated carbons for natural gas (methane) adsorption en
dc.type Presentation en
dc.contributor.meetingname Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (2005 : University of Missouri--Columbia) en
dc.contributor.corporatename University of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research. Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum


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