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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B61/S24.003

CHARACTERISTICS OF CARBON FOAMS FROM BY-PRODUCTS OF COMMERCIAL POLYETHYLENE PRODUCTION

B. Nagel, I. Racheva, U. Szeluga, S. Pusz, S. Czajkowska, B. Tsyntsarski, B. Petrova, T. Budinova, N. Petrov
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-20-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 6, Vol. 1, 19-24 pp

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study is to develop methods for obtaining carbon foams of various pore structure and high mechanical strength using polyethylene wax (by-products in
polyethylene production) as raw materials. Characteristics of the foams consisted in the determination of the structure, morphology, density, thermal, mechanical and other properties of obtained carbon materials. The relation between physical and chemical properties of obtained carbon materials and conditions of their production was determined.

Keywords: carbon foams, polyethylene by-products, XRD, morphology