The Wood-Based Biorefinery: A Source of Carbon Fiber?
2010 (English)In: The Open Agriculture Journal, Vol. 3, 119-124 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this mini-review, various attempts to make carbon fiber from lignins are discussed. The replacement of construction steel in cars and trucks with a much lighter carbon fiber-based composite will ultimately result in more fuelefficient vehicles. To replace the precursors of carbon fiber, polyacrylonitrile (PAN), or other non-renewable materials such as pitch, by cheap (kraft) lignin, a comprehensive understanding of the physical and chemical characteristics of lignin and the development of methods for its homogeneous large-scale production must be achieved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bentham eBooks, 2010. Vol. 3, 119-124 p.
Black liquor, carbon fiber, kraft lignins, oxidative stabilization, strength properties, thermal analysis
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-92254OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-92254DiVA: diva2:513022
QC 201203302012-03-302012-03-302012-03-30Bibliographically approved