Adsorption by Carbons - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080444642, 9780080559421

Adsorption by Carbons

1st Edition

Editors: Eduardo Bottani Juan Tascón Juan Tascón
eBook ISBN: 9780080559421
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080444642
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 12th May 2008
Page Count: 776
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Adsorption by Carbons covers the most significant aspects of adsorption by carbons, attempting to fill the existing gap between the fields of adsorption and carbonaceous materials. Both basic and applied aspects are presented. The first section of the book introduces physical adsorption and carbonaceous materials, and is followed by a section concerning the fundamentals of adsorption by carbons. This leads to development of a series of theoretical concepts that serve as an introduction to the following section in which adsorption is mainly envisaged as a tool to characterize the porous texture and surface chemistry of carbons. Particular attention is paid to some novel nanocarbons, and the electrochemistry of adsorption by carbons is also addressed. Finally, several important technological applications of gas and liquid adsorption by carbons in areas such as environmental protection and energy storage constitute the last section of the book.

Key Features

  • The first book to address the interplay between carbonaceous materials and adsorption
  • Includes important environmental applications, such as the removal of volatile organic compounds from polluted atmospheres
  • Covers both gas-solid and liquid-solid adsorption


This book is suitable for researchers working in the field of Carbon or Adsorption, at a level of post graduate and above. It is also suitable for higher teaching institutions, national laboratories and R&D departments of companies. , agro food.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

  1. Overview of physical adsorption by carbons (K.S.W. Sing)
  2. Overview of carbon materials in relation to adsorption (J.M.D. Tascón)
    II. Fundamentals of Absorption by Carbons
  3. Energetics of adsorption by carbons. Thermodynamic quantities (E.A. Bottani and J.M.D. Tascón)
  4. Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics (M.J. Bojan and W.A. Steele)
  5. Models of porous carbons (H. Bock, K.E. Gubbins and J. Pikunic)
  6. The reasons behind adsorption hysteresis (T. Jakubov)
  7. The surface heterogeneity of carbon and its assessment (J.P. Olivier)
  8. Wetting phenomena (W.A. Steele)
  9. Hydrogen adsorption in single-walled carbon nanotubes (J.K. Johnson and M.W. Cole)
  10. Energetic topography effects (A.J. Ramirez-Pastor, J.L. Riccardo and G. Zgrablich)
    III. Adsorption for Characterization of Carbon Materials
  11. Porous texture characterization from gas-solid Adsorption (D.D. Do, E.A. Ustinov, H.D. Do)
  12. Porous texture and surface characterization from liquid-solid interactions: immersion calorimetry and adsorption from solution (R. Denoyel, F. Rouquerol and J. Rouquerol)
  13. Surface-chemical characterisation of carbons from adsorption studies (H.P. Boehm)
  14. Adsorption on fullerenes (F. Suárez-García, A. Martínez-Alonso and J.M.D. Tascón)
  15. Adsorbed gases in bundles of carbon nanotubes: theory and simulation (M.M. Calbi, M.W. Cole, S.M. Gatica, M.J. Bojan and J.K. Johnson)
  16. Adsorption on carbon nanotubes: experimental results (A.D. Migone)
  17. Adsorption on activated carbon fibers (A. Linares-Solano and D. Cazorla-Amorós)
  18. Adsorption on ordered porous carbons (H. Darmstadt and R. Ryoo)
  19. Electrochemical beh


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About the Editor

Eduardo Bottani

Affiliations and Expertise

Deceased October 2003

Juan Tascón

Affiliations and Expertise

CSIC, Instituto Nacional del Carbón, Oviedo, Spain

Juan Tascón

Affiliations and Expertise

CSIC, Instituto Nacional del Carbón, Oviedo, Spain

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