Effect of components upon the surface area of woodceramics

T. X. Fan, T. Hirose, T. Okabe, D. Zhang, R. Teranisi, M. Yoshimura

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The surface area of woodceramics, a novel porous material, plays an important role in catalysis, water treatment and air filtration etc. In the present study, the effect of components of the woodceramics, i.e., cellulose, lignin and phenolic resin, upon the surface area of woodceramics was investigated. The experimental results showed that cellulose, lignin and phenolic resin represented quite different carbonization ratios and surface areas during the carbonization. The results also indicated that lignin and phenolic resin were prone to carbon precipitation during heat treatment, compared with cellulose. It was deduced that the surface area of the woodceramics depended on the amounts of the cellulose, lignin in the raw woody material, the amount of the phenolic resin and the carbonization temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-42
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Porous Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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