Ordered mesoporous carbons (OMCs) are carbon materials which have abundant nanopores ranging from 2 nm to 50 nm, with most of the pores ordered and uniform-sized. The OMCs have large surface area and pore volume comparable to conventional activated carbon materials, making it a promising gas adsorbent. This thesis investigated the application of OMCs as a versatile gas adsorbent and compared its adsorption performance with a commercially available activated carbon. The understandings achieved in this thesis contributed to the knowledge in (1) the application of the OMCs as a gas adsorbent alternative to conventional activated carbons (2) methods of modifying the OMC material to adsorb different types of gas pollutants.
Principal supervisorCordelia Selomulya
Additional supervisor 1Antonio Patti
Additional supervisor 2Zhangxiong Wu
Year of Award2019
Department, School or CentreChemical Engineering
CourseMaster of Engineering Science (Research)
FacultyFaculty of Engineering