Carbon Materials

Date : 26th February 2013 (Tuesday)
Covers training materials, refreshments including lunch and Certificate of Attendance

Time : 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Venue : Eastin Hotel, Penang
All personnel, involved in biomass and carbon based materials, chemical and environmental engineering field: CEO, Managers, Researchers, Academicians, Postgraduate Students, Material Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Environmental Engineers, Managers, Engineers, Technicians, Chemists and Students

Student Fee: MYR 350.00 per participant
(Proof of Student I.D. is compulsory)

Normal Fee (Early Bird): MYR 600.00 (Payment must be made before 15th Feb 2013) Normal Fee: MYR 800.00 per participant Biomass-SP & MBiC Fee*: MYR 500.00 per participant
*Biomass-SP & MBiC members are required to produce proof of membership.

HRDF Claimable* *Subject to HRDF Approval Physico-chemical property of activated carbon produced from dechlorinated waste carbon residue: Modification of surface functional groups and its application Prof. Noriyoshi KAKUTA
SUMMARY: Dechlorination is necessary in order to recycle used polyvinyl chloride (PVC). However, chlorine still remains in the dechlorinated carbon residual substance, and in many cases this residual chlorine obstructs the recycling of carbon residual substance. We have proposed the method of using potassium hydroxide as neutralizing and an active agent to produce activated carbon, and use it as a method of recycling this carbon residual substance. Porous carbons were prepared by potassium activation from dechlorinated PVC. The advantages of this method were 1)neutralization of residual Cl species, 2)pore formation at lower temperatures, 3)high surface area and 4)micropore formation. The surface acidic groups were successfully modified to carboxyl(-COOH) and phenolic hydroxyl(-OH) groups under the mild oxidation condition using HNO3 solution. The control of surface acidic group on porous carbons is effective to apply to adsorbents and others.

Prof. Noriyoshi KAKUTA
Department of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
Title Vice President (Facility Affairs, Safety and Health Affairs) / Professor Fields of Research Heterogeneous Catalyst & Catalysis/Environmental chemistry/Applied Chemistry Degree Dr. Sci., (Hokkaido University) Academic Societies Catalysis Society of Japan/The Japan Petroleum Institute/American Chemical Society/The rare Earth Society of Japan/Chemical Society of Japan Research Themes Recycling of used polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Development and quality assessment of co-catalyst for automobile three-way Catalysts, Development of energy conversion catalyst using light

Structural analysis of porous materials using adsorption Prof. Shin R MUKAI
Porous materials have been used as functional materials such as adsorbents and catalysts for centuries. The performance of such materials highly depends on their nanostructure. Therefore, information about the nanostructure of such materials is inevitable in order to find methods to enhance their performance. Such information also gives us clues to how to develop new materials which show better performances. Adsorption experiments using probe gas molecules such as nitrogen have been widely conducted in order to collect data for the analysis of the nanostructure of porous materials. Important parameters such as surface area, pore volume and pore size can be derived by analyzing such data. Therefore various methods based on the analysis of adsorption data have been widely used by scientists and engineers of various fields to understand the nanostructure of porous materials. This lecture provides an introduction to basic methods for the analysis of the nanostructure of porous materials using adsorption data. It is based on the famous report by the Commission on Colloid and Surface Chemistry Including Catalysis of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Division “Reporting Physisorption Data for Gas/Solid Systems” (Pure & Appl. Chem., Vol. 57, No.4, pp. 603-618, 1985).

Introduction to carbon gels - A unique carbon with a tunable hierarchical pore structure Prof. Shin R MUKAI
Porous carbons are widely used as conventional adsorbents and are supporting our daily lives in many different ways. Recently, they have become to be used in more advanced applications, such as the electrode material for electric double layer capacitors. The performance of such carbons highly depends on its nanostructure, therefore the development of methods to precisely control the nanostructure of porous carbons is an everlasting challenge for carbon scientists and engineers. The performance of such carbons also depends on its morphology. However, as it is usually difficult to control the morphology of such materials, they are mostly used as particles. Carbon gels are unique porous carbons, and are typically obtained through the carbonization of resorcinolformaldehyde (RF) gels. This material is practically an aggregate of nanometer-sized carbon particles. Nanopores, mostly in the size range of mesopores, exist between the particles. Smaller pores, micropores being the majority, also exist within the particles. Therefore, this material has a hierarchical pore system in which short micropores are directly connected to mesopores. This pore system can be tuned quite precisely, by simply adjusting synthesis conditions, such as the amount of catalyst used for synthesis, and the drying conditions of the precursor RF gel. This lecture will first introduce carbon gels, how they can be synthesized and the key factors to control their unique hierarchical pore structure. Then new applications of this unique carbon will be presented.

Prof. Shin MUKAI
Division of Chemical Process Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Title Professor/Vice President (Facility Affairs, Safety and Health Affairs) Education 1985 B. Eng. Degree in Chemical Engineering, Kyoto University 1991 M. Eng. Degree, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University 1997 Dr. Eng. Degree, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University Learned Societies Member of The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan Member of The American Institute of Chemical Engineers Member of The Japan Society of Adsorption Member of The Carbon Society of Japan Member of The Catalysis Society of Japan Member of The Society of Separation Process Engineers Fields of Interest Chemical Engineering, Materials Chemical Engineering, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Separation Engineering, Synthesis of Advanced Carbon Materials, Synthesis of Advanced Porous Materials

Dr. Fei Yee YEOH
Advanced Nanoporous Materials Group, School of Materials & Mineral Resources, USM.
Research Interest: Functional materials engineering, especially in biomaterials and nanoporous materials. Honors: Dr YEOH has been awarded with numerous international visiting scientist and professorship, as well as international grants and awards from international exhibition for his research. Professional membership: International Adsorption Society, Board of Engineers Malaysia, Institute of Materials Malaysia and so forth. Government/Private advisory committee Dr YEOH is currently a Blue Ocean Strategy consultant to the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, and also a technology consultant to a few industries. Publication: About 40 internationals journals and proceedings

08.30 – 09.00 am 09.00 – 10.00 am 10.00 – 10.30 am 10.30 – 12.30 am Registration/Tea Break Introduction to Carbon Materials from Bioamass by Dr. YEOH Fei Yee Tea Break Activated carbon produced from waste carbon residue: Modification of surface functional groups and its application by Prof. Noriyoshi KAKUTA Lunch Break Structural analysis of porous materials using adsorption by Prof Shin MUKAI Tea Break Introduction to carbon gels - A unique carbon with a tunable hierarchical pore structure by Prof Shin MUKAI Tea Break

12.30 – 02.00 pm 02.00 – 03.30 pm 03.30 – 04.00 pm 04.00 – 05.30 pm 05.00 pm

Technical Details: Dr. Yeoh Fei Yee School of Materials & Mineral Resources Engineering, USM. Tel: 04-5996175 Email: nanomat

Registration and others: Khairol Anuar Hazir Mohammed USAINS Holding Sdn. Bhd. Tel: 04-653 4372 / 012-286 9048 Email: / /

Advanced Nanoporous Materials Group School of Materials and Mineral Resources, Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Seri Ampangan, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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