Dosodia, Abhishek and Lal, Chhotey and Singh, B. P. and Mathur, R. B. and Sharma, D. K. (2009) Development of Catalyst Free Carbon Nanotubes from Coal and Waste Plastics. Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures, 17 (5). pp. 567-582. ISSN 1536-4046

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DC‐Arc technique has been used to synthesize carbon nanotubes from super clean coal, chemically cleaned coal, original coal and waste plastics instead of using high purity graphite in the presence of metal catalysts. The results obtained are compared in terms of yield, purity and type of carbon nanotubes produced from different types of raw material used. In the present study different types of raw materials have been prepared i.e. chemically cleaned coal and super clean coal, and the carbon nanotubes have been synthesized by DC Arc discharge method. Taking in account the present need of utilizing coal as a cheaper raw material for bulk production of carbon nanotubes and utilization of waste plastics (which itself is a potential environmental threat) for production of such an advance material the present work was undertaken. Since the process does not involve presence of any kind of metal catalyst, it avoids the cost intensive process of removal of these metal particles. The residual coal obtained after refining has major fuel potential and can be utilized for various purposes.

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Subjects: Chemistry
Materials Science
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2012 12:00
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2012 12:00

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