Synthesis of Unique Mesoporous Graphitic Carbons and their Application to Fundamental Problems in Adsorption Science (2009–2013)

Abstract:
This project aims to develop a novel soft template and catalytic graphitization technology to synthesize ordered mesoporous carbons with highly graphitized pore walls. This unique material provides ideal porous structures and surface topologies to study two fundamental, important and poorly understood aspects of adsorption science using molecular simulation: the adsorption of water on carbons and the origins of hysteresis. The project is highly significant for the many potential applications of the synthesis techniques developed here, including fuel cells, electrochemical double layer capacitors and hydrodesulphurization, and for its contributions to adsorption science, characterisation and their application to industry.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Associate Professor
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
    Deputy Associate Dean (CS)
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council