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Studies from Tallinn University of Technology Reveal New Findings on Oil and Gas Research (Preparation Of Metal-doped Carbon Aerogels From Oil Shale...

July 25, 2014



Studies from Tallinn University of Technology Reveal New Findings on Oil and Gas Research (Preparation Of Metal-doped Carbon Aerogels From Oil Shale Processing By-products)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Current study results on Oil and Gas Research have been published. According to news reporting out of Tallinn, Estonia, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "Carbon aerogels are nanostructured porous carbon materials, which can be produced from locally available phenolic compounds. A method for the preparation of metal-doped carbon aerogels from oil shale processing by-products 5-methylresorcinol and 2,6-dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzoic acid was developed."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Tallinn University of Technology, "Aerogels doped with Ni, Co and Cu were characterized by atomic absorption spectroscopy, nitrogen adsorption, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The resulting materials exhibited pore diameters in microporous and mesoporous regions, high surface areas and pore volumes."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The metal content in aerogels was found to be dependent on the amount of ion-exchange moiety and metal content as high as 14.5 wt% was achieved in carbon aerogels, where also metal nanoparticles had formed."

For more information on this research see: Preparation Of Metal-doped Carbon Aerogels From Oil Shale Processing By-products. Oil Shale, 2014;31(2):185-194. Oil Shale can be contacted at: Estonian Academy Publishers, 6 Kohtu, Tallinn 10130, Estonia.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K. Kreek, Tallinn Univ Technol, Inst Phys, EE-19086 Tallinn, Estonia. Additional authors for this research include M. Kulp, M. Uibu, A. Mere and M. Koel.

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Tallinn, Estonia, Oil and Gas Research

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