Energy storage in carbon nanoparticles
Date of Issue2009
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) are clean energy sources, and their storage in carbonaceous materials is a promising technology for safe and cost effective usage of the energy gases in transportation/power industries. In this thesis, high quality activated carbons (AC) prepared via template synthesis method (referred to as templated carbon or TC) were investigated for hydrogen and methane storage. TCs were synthesized using zeolite Y as the template and with different carbon sources. TC samples were characterized with various experimental techniques and evaluated for their performance as the adsorbents for hydrogen/methane storage.