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Production and characterization of activated carbon from a bituminous coal by chemical activation

D Cuhadaroglu, OA Uygun

Abstract


In this study, the use of a bituminous coal for the production of activated carbons with chemical activation was investigated. The effects of process variables such as chemical reagents, activation temperature, impregnation ratio and carbonization temperature were investigated to optimize these
parameters. The resultant activated carbons were characterized in terms of iodine number, BET surface area, and total and micropore volumes. Acidic surface groups were established by Fourier Transmittance Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) technique.



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