Chapter 76. High Surface Area Carbon Substrates for Environmental Applications

  1. Edgar Lara-Curzio and
  2. Michael J. Readey
  1. Kisho R. P. Gadkaree1,
  2. Tinghong Tao2 and
  3. Willard A. Cutler3

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291184.ch76

28th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 25, Issue 3

28th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 25, Issue 3

How to Cite

Gadkaree, K. R. P., Tao, T. and Cutler, W. A. (2004) High Surface Area Carbon Substrates for Environmental Applications, in 28th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 25, Issue 3 (eds E. Lara-Curzio and M. J. Readey), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470291184.ch76

Author Information

  1. 1

    Corning Incorporated SP-FR-05–1 Coming, New York 14831 USA

  2. 2

    Corning Incorporated SP-DV-0201 Corning, New York 14831 USA

  3. 3

    Corning GmbH Abraham-Lincoln-Strasse 30 D-65189 Wiesbaden Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470051498

Online ISBN: 9780470291184

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Keywords:

  • CIH;
  • VOC;
  • ERCH;
  • monolithic honeycomb;
  • synthesized from natural precursors

Summary

A family of high surface area carbon honeycomb substrates has been developed for a variety of environmental applications. This technology is based on synthetic carbon precursors combined with a ceramic backbone to produce strong, abrasion resistant and durable carbon structures. These structures do not contain any binders and as a result are highly durable to solvent attack and are also highly electrically conductive. These structures contain from 5–95% carbon, which can then be activated to obtain surface areas in excess of 1000 m2/g. in addition, catalyst precursors can be added to the carbon precursors to achieve catalyst dispersed in-situ within the carbon structure. These substrates are ideal candidates for industrial air pollution control, water purification, catalyst support, capacitive deionization and other applications. the materials and processing for these high surface area carbon substrates will be discussed. in addition, two applications will be discussed in more detail- their use as catalyst supports and in capacitive deionization of water.