Nickel-catalyzed carbonization of wood for coproduction of functional carbon and fluid fuels I : production of crystallized mesoporous carbon
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The original publication is available at www.springerlink.comJapanese larch wood loaded with nickel (1-4 %) alone or both nickel and calcium (0.25-1.5 %) was carbonized at 800-900°C for 0-120 min with a heating rate of 5-20°Cmin-1 in a helium flow of 5.8-46.4 mlSTPcm-2min-1 to examine the influence of these variables on the crystallization of carbon (the formation of T component) and the development of mesoporosity. From results obtained, reaction conditions proper to effectively produce carbon with the dual function of practically adequate electroconductivity and adsorption capacity in liquid phase were established, thereby explaining what factors would govern the process. It was also confirmed that mesoporosity developed at the cost of specific (BET) surface area in parallel with the formation of T component. This situation provided good elucidation of why the simultaneous dual function could be realized.
- Journal of wood science
Journal of wood science 53(1), 54-60, 2007-02-25