Synthesis and characterization of carbon-based catalyst derived from seaweed

Jidon Janaun, and Sariah Abang, and Aslina Mohd Anwar, (2013) Synthesis and characterization of carbon-based catalyst derived from seaweed. In: Clean Energy and Technology (CEAT), 2013 IEEE Conference on, Lankgkawi, Malaysia.

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This study reports the synthesis and characterization of carbon-based catalyst derived from local seaweed species, Sargassum Polycystum. The synthesis involved pyrolysis at 400°C for 4h followed by sulfonation. The characterization study showed that the material had a total acidity of 2.01 mmol/g, and thermally stability up to 240°C. FT-IR analysis detected the presence of -COOH, -OH and -SO3H functional groups. From the EDS analysis, the concentration of SO3H was calculated as 0.28 mmol/g. Metal were also detected in the sample with the order of concentration as Pb>Mg>Fe>Cd>Cu with a range of 0.055-0.110 ppm. The SEM analysis showed the sample as porous material. In conclusion, the functionalized carbon material had a great potential as a catalyst for many reactions such as biodiesel production.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metals, Carbon, Biofuels, Solids, Thermal stability, Production
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2018 11:53
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2018 11:53

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