Disk-type porous carbon prepared by pressurized carbonization and methane adsorption ability

Akinori Muto, Shin Ichiro Tsuneishi, Satoru Nishima, Md Azhar Uddin, Hiroshi Ogasa, Yusaku Sakata

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A disk-type porous carbon adsorbent was developed by pressurized carbonization process using commercial phenol resin. This adsorbent has high storage capacity of natural gas for a natural gas car. Weight loss and volumetric reduction of carbonaceous materials were remarkable at the beginning of CO2 activation and increased the surface area and pore volume of adsorbent. The methane storage performance of the disk type porous carbon sorbent was evaluated by volumetric methane adsorption capacity of a storage vessel. The storage capacity reached up to 128 (at 3.5 MPa) when CO2 activation was performed at 600°C for 5 hr.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-203
Number of pages5
JournalNihon Enerugi Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004


  • CO activation
  • Methane storage
  • Porous carbon disk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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