Preparation of binderless activated carbon monoliths from cocoa bean husk

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Title: Preparation of binderless activated carbon monoliths from cocoa bean husk
Authors: Plaza Recobert, Minerva | Trautwein, Guido | Pérez-Cadenas, María | Alcañiz-Monge, Juan
Research Group/s: Materiales Carbonosos y Medio Ambiente
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Química Inorgánica | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario de Materiales
Keywords: Activated carbon monoliths | Carbon dioxide activation | Microporosity
Knowledge Area: Química Inorgánica
Issue Date: 1-May-2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. 2017, 243: 28-38. doi:10.1016/j.micromeso.2017.02.015
Abstract: Binderless activated carbon monoliths were prepared from a new lignocellulosic precursor: cocoa bean husk. This study focussed on analysing the role of a lignocellusic-type precursor in the development of binderless carbon monoliths, and the characterisation of the porous texture and mechanical performance of the activated carbon monoliths. The results prove that an adequate combination of the macromolecular components of the cocoa bean husk (lignocellulosic molecules, gums, pectin and fats) together with a laminate macromolecular microstructure made it more suitable for obtaining binderless carbon monoliths, than other lignocellulosic precursors. In addition, the activation of these carbon monoliths gives activated carbon with a higher micropore volume and good mechanical performance.
Sponsor: The authors would like to thank the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, project CTQ2015-64801-R (MINECO/FEDER), and Generalitat Valenciana and FEDER (Grant No. PROMETEO2/2014/010), for financial support.
ISSN: 1387-1811 (Print) | 1873-3093 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2017.02.015
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2017 Elsevier Inc.
Peer Review: si
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