Diez N1, Alvarez P1, Granda M1, Blanco C1, Gryglewicz G2, Wróbel-Iwaniec I2, Sliwak A2, Machnikowski J2, Menendez R3.
J Colloid Interface Sci. 2014 Aug 15;428:36-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2014.04.027. Epub 2014 Apr 24.Enhanced SO2 adsorption of activated carbon fibers is obtained by tailoring a specific micro-mesoporous structure in the fibers. This architecture is obtained via metal catalytic activation of the fibers with a novel precursor, cobalt naphthenate, which contrary to other precursors, also enhances spinnability and carbon fiber yield. In the SO2 oxidation, it is demonstrated that the combination of micropores and large mesopores is the main factor for an enhanced catalytic activity which is superior to that observed in other similar microporous activated carbon fibers. Read More