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Properties and potential environmental applications of carbon adsorbents from waste tire rubber

ACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, Preprints

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Abstract

The properties of tire-derived carbon adsorbents (TDCA) produced from select tire chars were compared with those derived from an Illinois coal and pistachio nut shells. Chemical analyses of the TDCA indicated that these materials contain metallic elements not present in coal-and nut shell-derived carbons. These metals, introduced during the production of tire rubber, potentially catalyze steam gasification reactions of tire char. TDCA carbons contained larger meso-and macopore volumes than their counterparts derived from coal and nut shell (on the moisture-and ash-free-basis). Adsorptive properties of the tire-derived adsorbent carbons for air separation, gas storage, and gas clean up were also evaluated and compared with those of the coal-and nut shell derived carbons as well as a commercial activated carbon. The results revealed that TDCA carbons are suitable adsorbents for removing vapor-phase mercury from combustion flue gases and hazardous organic compounds from industrial gas streams.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Properties and potential environmental applications of carbon adsorbents from waste tire rubber
Series title:
ACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, Preprints
Volume
45
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
ACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, Preprints
First page:
475
Last page:
477
Number of Pages:
3