Activated Carbon Fiber and Textiles provides systematic coverage of the fundamentals, properties, and current and emerging applications of carbon fiber textiles in a single volume, providing industry professionals and academics working in the field with a broader understanding of these materials. Part I discusses carbon fiber principles and production, including precursors and pyrolysis, carbon fiber spinning, and carbonization and activation. Part II provides more detailed analysis of the key properties of carbon fiber textiles, including their thermal, acoustic, electrical, adsorption, and mechanical behaviors. The final section covers applications of carbon fiber such as filtration, energy protection, and energy and gas storage.
Dr Jonathan Chen is a Professor and Laboratory Director in the program of Textiles and Clothing in the School of Human Ecology at UT Austin. He is engaged in research into the fabrication and characterization of activated carbon fiber materials for end uses in protective garments, water/air filtration, bio- and chemical-contaminant cleanup, and noise absorption and insulation. Dr. Chen is a senior member of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), member of the American Chemical Society, and member of the Textile Institute.
Section A: Fundamentals of Carbonized and Activated Carbon 1: Introduction 2: Materials for activated carbon fiber synthesis 3: Carbon fiber spinning 4: Carbonization and activation for production of activated carbon fibers Section B: Properties of Activated Carbon Fibers 5: Adsorption properties of activated carbon fibers 6: Mechanical properties of activated carbon fibers 7: Electrical and thermal properties of activated carbon fibers 8: Sound absorptive properties of activated carbon fibers Section C: Applications of Activated Carbon Fiber Textiles 9: Activated carbon filters for filtration-adsorption 10: Activated carbon fiber for environmental protection 11: Activated carbon fiber for energy storage 12: Activated carbon fibers for gas storage