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Optimization of synthesis of carbon nanotubes on iron impregnated activated carbon

Al-Sa'adi, Mohammed A. and Al-Mamun, Abdullah and Muyibi, Suleyman Aremu and Atieh, Muataz A. and Alam, Md. Zahangir and Sopyan, Iis and Ahmed, Yehya M. (2010) Optimization of synthesis of carbon nanotubes on iron impregnated activated carbon. In: 24th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE 2010) and 1st International Conference on Process Engineering and Advanced Materials 2010 (ICPEAM2010). , 15-17 June, 2010, Kuala Lumpur.

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The potential application of Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in adsorption processes requires it to be attached to certain substrates. Attachment of (CNT) to powdered activated carbon (PAC) is expected to enhance its ability for many industrial applications such as water treatment, oil refining and gas storage. In this research, the (PAC) was impregnated with 5% weight IronIII ions. The Fe3+ impregnated (PAC) was used as a substrate catalyst for growth of CNTs in a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) reactor at a various reaction temperature and flow rates of both the hydrogen gas and carbon source. The yield of CNT was studied using Design expert software in order to determine the optimum production condition The product was characterized by FSEM and TEM to study the optimum catalyst impregnation percentage that gives the best CNT growth and distribution

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbon nanotube, Nanotechnology, Chemical vapor deposition, Catalyst impregnation, Activated carbon, statistical optimization
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Abdullah Al Mamun
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2011 13:09
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2011 13:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6425

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