Utilizing technologies developed by CAER and collaborators, carbon fractions from operating PCC and IGCC power plants will be produced. These materials will be steam and chemically activated to assess their suitability for developing activated carbons with sufficient porosity for environmental and industrial separations. Activation methods will be tailored to produce an activated carbon suitable for mercury and nitrogen oxide adsorption.
Recovered PCC and IGCC carbons will also be studied as fillers in plastics to produce conductive plastics for such uses as electrostatic discharge control and electrostatic painting.
Date of News Release: June 6, 2002
Additional Information: Marybeth McAlister - Phone: 859-257-0224.
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