|Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau |
|Pub. No.:||WO/2010/141840||International Application No.:||PCT/US2010/037435|
|Publication Date:||09.12.2010||International Filing Date:||04.06.2010|
|IPC:||C01B 31/00 (2006.01)|
|Applicants:||APPLIED NANOTECH, INC. [US/US]; 3006 Longhorn Blvd. Suite 107 Austin, TX 78758 (US) (All Except US).|
YANIV, Zvi [US/US]; (US) (US Only).
JIANG, Nan [CN/US]; (US) (US Only).
NOVAK, James [US/US]; (US) (US Only).
|Inventors:||YANIV, Zvi; (US).|
JIANG, Nan; (US).
NOVAK, James; (US).
|Agent:||LIND, Trevor E.; Lee & Hayes, PLLC 601 W. Riverside Ave, Suite 1400 Spokane, WA 99201 (US) .|
|Title:||CARBON-CONTAINING MATRIX WITH FUNCTIONALIZED PORES|
|Abstract:|| A composition of matter comprises a carbon-containing matrix. The carbon- containing matrix may comprise one or more carbon materials selected from the group comprising graphite crystalline carbon materials, carbon powder, carbon fibers, artificial graphite powder, and combinations thereof. In addition, the carbon- containing matrix comprises a plurality of pores. The composition of matter also comprises a reactive additive that is not a metal pressure disposed within at least a portion of the plurality of pores.|
 Porous carbon can be utilized in many applications, hi some cases, porous carbon can be used as a filter. For example, charcoal can be processed to achieve a high degree of microporosity, such that one gram of the porous carbon has a surface area of approximately 500 m2. For many applications, the large surface area of the porous carbon is relied on to filter fluids and/or gases.
 Additionally, the porous carbon may be activated by charging the surface of the porous carbon with a positive charge to adsorb impurities from fluids and/or gases being filtered. In some cases, the charcoal used to form the porous carbon may be treated chemically to enhance the adsorption achieved via the porous carbon.
Activated porous carbon can also be used as fuel storage to store natural gas and H2 gas.