Based in part on the thesis submitted by L. Andersson for the PhD degree in materials chemistry, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, 2011.
Evaluating Pore Space in Macroporous Ceramics with Water-Based Porosimetry
Article first published online: 28 FEB 2013
© 2013 The American Ceramic Society
Journal of the American Ceramic Society
Volume 96, Issue 6, pages 1916–1922, June 2013
How to Cite
Andersson, L., Larsson, P. T., Wågberg, L., Bergström, L. (2013), Evaluating Pore Space in Macroporous Ceramics with Water-Based Porosimetry. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 96: 1916–1922. doi: 10.1111/jace.12223
- Issue published online: 6 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 28 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 30 JUL 2012
- Wallenberg Wood Science Center
We show that water-based porosimetry (WBP), a facile, simple, and nondestructive porosimetry technique, accurately evaluates both the pore size distribution and throat size distribution of sacrificially templated macroporous alumina. The pore size distribution and throat size distribution derived from the WBP evaluation in uptake (imbibition) and release (drainage) mode, respectively, were corroborated by mercury porosimetry and X-ray micro-computed tomography (μ-CT). In contrast with mercury porosimetry, the WBP also provided information on the presence of “dead-end pores” in the macroporous alumina.