Carbon fibre from Victorian lignite

S. M. Fakhrhoseini, M. Mollah, R. Yadav, A. Chaffee, M. Naebe

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Abstract

Carbon fibre (CF), as a high value-added carbon material, is one of the strongest and lightweight materials available today. Its popularity against traditional materials such as steel and aluminium in aerospace, civil engineering, the military, automotive and sports equipment industries is increasing because of its high rigidity, tensile strength and chemical resistance combined with low weight. Victorian lignite (VL), with its inherently low N, low S and low ash content, is arguably the cleanest coal in the world. It has lower levels of these ‘impurities’ even than most forms of biomass. Since impurities often become concentrated in the product materials, VL is, from this perspective, a near ideal naturally occurring precursor material for all sorts of carbon products. VL is also a very cheap precursor material by virtue of its massive accumulation in large deposits that are mined by open cut methods. Moreover, its significant resemblance to lignin makes it highly prospective as a CF precursor. Current work is studying methods of obtaining a material suitable for producing CF from VL. Several precursors have been produced from VL, then subjected to electro-spinning and wet-spinning to make the raw fibres.
Original languageEnglish
Pages4211-4212
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Conference on Composite Materials, 2019 - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 11 Aug 201916 Aug 2019
Conference number: 22nd
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Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Composite Materials, 2019
Abbreviated titleICCM22
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period11/08/1916/08/19
OtherICCM is the premier international conference in the field of composite materials, and covers polymer matrix composites, metal matrix composites, ceramic matrix composites, natural fibre composites, fibre metal laminates, fibres and resins and all the other classes of composites. ICCM22 provides a forum for the presentation, exchange and discussion of the latest research into composite materials and their applications.
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Keywords

  • Carbon fibres
  • Electro-spinning
  • Solvent extraction
  • Victorian Lignite

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