CO2/CH4 and O2/N2 kinetic selectivities of oil palm shell-based carbon molecular sieves

Ahmad, M.A. and Daud, Wan Mohd Ashri Wan and Aroua, Mohamed Kheireddine (2008) CO2/CH4 and O2/N2 kinetic selectivities of oil palm shell-based carbon molecular sieves. Journal of Oil Palm Research, 20 (June). pp. 453-460. ISSN 1511-2780,

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Carbon molecular sieves (CMS) have become an interesting area of adsorption due to their micro porous nature and favourable separation factor on size and shape selectivity basis for many gaseous systems. In this work, CMS were prepared from locally available oil palm shell by thermal treatment of carbonization followed by steam activation, then benzene deposition. The carbonization of dried palm shell at 900 Cfor 1 hr followed by steam activation at 30-420 mm produced activated carbons with various degrees of burn-off. The highest micropore surface area and micropore volume of the activated samples were obtained at 53.2 burn-off. This sample was found suitable to he used as precursor for CMSs production in the deposition step. Subsequent henzene deposition onto activated samples at temperatures from 600C-900C for various henzene concentrations resulted in a series of CMS with different 02/N2 and C02/CH4 kinetic selectivities.

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Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996):8 Export Date: 21 April 2013 Source: Scopus Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Ahmad, M.A.; School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Sen Ampangan, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia; email: References: Abdullah, R., Lazim, M.A., Production and price forecast for Malaysian palm oil (2006) Oil Palm Industry Economic Journal, 6 (1), pp. 39-45; Cabrera, A.L., Zellner, J.F., Coe, C.G., Gaffney, T.R., Farris, T.S., Armor, J.N., Preparation of carbon molecular sieves, I. 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Uncontrolled Keywords: Activation; Benzene deposition; Carbon molecular sieves; Palm shell
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 02:29
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2020 02:21

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