Preparation of activated carbon fibers from polyvinyl chloride

W. M. Qiao, S. H. Yoon, Y. Korai, I. Mochida, S. Inoue, T. Sakurai, T. Shimohara

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Waste polyvinyl chloride (PVC) contains high content of chlorine, which is believed to liberate dioxine at its combustion. Efficient removal of chlorine from PVC achieved by selecting the heat-treatment conditions provided free-chlorine PVC based pitch by a two-stage heat-treatment process. The obtained pitch (softening point: 218 °C) was spun, stabilized, carbonized and activated to prepare activated carbon fibers (ACF) whose DeSOx activity was tested preliminarily and found comparable to other ACF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1327-1331
Number of pages5
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventCarbon 2003 Conference - Oviedo, Spain
Duration: Jul 6 2003Jul 10 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


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