IJE TRANSACTIONS A: Basics Vol. 27, No. 10 (October 2014) 1519-1526   

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N. Saeidi and M. N. Lotfollahi
( Received: February 23, 2014 – Accepted: May 22, 2014 )

Abstract    A procedure for preparation of semi-activated carbon fiber (SACF) without any treatment under high temperature was proposed. The first step of the procedure is coating of an inorganic fiber (E-glass fiber) by an adsorbent mixture including powder activated carbon, methyl cellulose and water. In this work a set of experiments was performed to attain appropriate adsorbent mixture for good quality of coating. The best composition was investigated based on the adsorption property and the mechanical property of the coated fibers. The results showed that an adsorbent mixture containing 3 wt% or 4 wt% of methyl cellulose, and 15-20 wt% of activated carbon represents good quality of coating. The adsorption property of the coated fibers was studied by determination of iodine number for the adsorbent mixture. In this work the weight percent of the coated adsorbent mixture on the fibers were also obtained and reported. The mechanical property was examined by flowing of air through a packing of the coated fibers. BET surface area of the samples also was examined and compared to other reported works. The results showed that the surfaces area of the samples were eighter equal to or higher than other disclosed works. The weight loss of the coated fibers packing was measured after 20, 40 and 60 min flowing of air through a packing of the SACFs. The weight loss in all cases was very low (up to 0.001 gr); thus good quality of coating can be inferred.


Keywords    Activated carbon fiber, Organic binder, Iodine number, Adsorption property, Mechanical property


چکیده    یک رویه برای تهیه شبه الیاف کربن فعال بدون نیاز به عملیات حرارتی در دمای بالا پیشنهاد شده است. اولین مرحله از این رویه پوشش دادن الیاف غیر آلی (فایبر گلس) به وسیله مخلوطی از کربن فعال پودری، متیل سلولز و آب است. در این کار، یک سری آزمایش برای رسیدن به مخلوط جاذب مناسب برای پوشش دهی خوب، انجام شد. بهترین ترکیب درصد مواد تشکیل دهنده مخلوط بر اساس خصوصیات جذب و مکانیکی الیاف پوشش داده شده، بررسی شد. نتایج نشان دادند که یک مخلوط جاذب محتوی 3 یا 4 درصد وزنی از متیل سلولز و 15 تا 20 درصد وزنی از کربن فعال پودری، منجر به رسیدن به کیفیت پوشش دهی مناسب می شوند. خصوصیات جذب الیاف پوشش داده شده با تعیین کردن عدد یدی مخلوط جذب بررسی شد. در این کار، درصد وزنی مخلوط جاذب پوشش داده شده بر روی الیاف نیز بررسی و گزارش شد. سطح فعال بی ای تی نمونه های کار حاضر نیز بررسی شده و با کار های دیگر مقایسه شد. نتایج نشان دادند که سطح فعال نمونه های کار حاضر یا در حدود سطح فعال الیاف سنتز شده در کار های دیگر اند یا از آن ها بالاتر می باشند. خصوصیات مکانیکی با جریان دادن هوا از درون بستری از الیاف پوشش داده شده بررسی شد. وزن از دست رقته الیاف پوشش داده شده بعد از 20، 40 و 60 دقیقه هوادهی از درون بستر الیاف پوشش داده شده، اندازه گیری شد. وزن از دست رفته در همه نمونه ها بسیار کم و در حد هزارم گرم بود، پس می توان نتیجه گرفت که پوشش دهی به خوبی انجام شده است.


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