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A magic-angle spinning NMR study into the adsorption of deuterated water by activated carbon

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Magic-angle spinning deuterium NMR spectra have been used to evaluate the effects of activation to different extents of nutshell and coal-based carbon substrates on the adsorption of water (D2O). In general, separate signals are seen for water adsorbed in the micropores and in larger channels or at particle surfaces. The unactivated carbon shows negligible micropore adsorption except when it is pretreated in a vacuum. This fact is attributed to a blocking effect of oxygen, nitrogen and/or water molecules in the pores. Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.

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Author(s): Harris RK, Thompson TV, Forshaw P, Foley N, Thomas KM, Norman PR, Pottage C

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Carbon

Year: 1996

Volume: 34

Issue: 10

Pages: 1275-1279

Print publication date: 01/01/1996

ISSN (print): 0008-6223

ISSN (electronic): 1873-3891

Publisher: Pergamon


DOI: 10.1016/0008-6223(96)00097-8


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