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IJET 2012 Vol.4(5): 468-420 ISSN: 1793-8244
10.7763/IJET.2012.V4.412

Application of Granular Activated Carbon Developed from Agricultural Waste as a Natural Gas Storage Vehicle

Ramakrishna Gottipati, Baradwaj Adiraju, and Susmita Mishra
Abstract—The novelty of the present work includes the preparation of the granular activated carbon (GAC) from the agricultural waste and its application in storage of methane gas. GAC, prepared from Aegle marmelos fruit shell by chemical activation (H3PO4) was characterized by N2 adsorption-desorption isotherms. The shape of isotherm and pore size distribution (PSD) of prepared AC at optimum conditions showed that the adsorbent is rich in micropores (< 20 oA) with high surface area (1657 m2/g). Methane storage capacity of the prepared GAC was tested at different temperatures (293 and 303 K) and pressures (up to 800 psia) and the effects of porosity and temperature on adsorption capacity were determined.

Index Terms—Activated carbon; natural gas; aegle marmelos; pore size distribution; microporosity.

The authors are with the Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Orissa-769008, India (email: ramakrishnagottipati@gmail.com; smishra1234@gmail.com).

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Cite: Ramakrishna Gottipati, Baradwaj Adiraju, and Susmita Mishra, "Application of Granular Activated Carbon Developed from Agricultural Waste as a Natural Gas Storage Vehicle," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 468-470, 2012.
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