TechConnect Innovation Program

Process For High Surface Area Mesoporous Activated Carbons From Waste Biomass

National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

This technology relates to an activated carbon material, derived from biomass, comprising of ~100% mesoporosity and >2.5 cm3/g mesopore volume. The BET surface area is >1500 m2/g. Any biomass can be used, including coconut shell, palm kernal shell and saw dust.

Primary Application Area: Environmental, Water & Waste

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: (1) High mesopore volume compared to conventional activated carbons (ACs). Target molecules of this AC are bigger than what can be adsorbed with conventional ACs. (2) High surface area of AC (3) Environmentally friendly as AC is biomass derived.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 626

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners