Interaction between potassium carbonate and carbon substrate at subgasification temperatures. Migration of potassium into the carbon matrix

Masahiko Matsukata, T. Fujikawa, E. Kikuchi, Y. Morita

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    The interaction between potassium carbonate and carbon substrate in an inert atmosphere was investigated by using carbon black with an amorphous structure and graphite. Qualitative and quantitative changes of potassium species on carbon in the course of heat treatment were monitoried by means of a temperature-programmed reaction, extraction of potassium with a HCl solution, Auger electron spectroscopy, and electron probe microanalysis. Potassium carbonate impregnated on carbon black decomposed to give potassium oxide and CO2 in the temperature range 470-900 K. We found that potassium species migrated into the carbon matrix in the temperature range 670-900 K. At higher temperatures potassium oxide remaining on the surface was reduced by reaction with carbon. Although metallic potassium on graphite was lost due to evaporation, no pronounced loss of potassium was observed from carbon black containing less than 5 wt % of potassium. The migration of potassium into bulk carbon was not observed on graphite.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)750-756
    Number of pages7
    JournalEnergy and Fuels
    Volume2
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1988 Nov

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    Interaction between potassium carbonate and carbon substrate at subgasification temperatures. Migration of potassium into the carbon matrix. / Matsukata, Masahiko; Fujikawa, T.; Kikuchi, E.; Morita, Y.

    In: Energy and Fuels, Vol. 2, No. 6, 11.1988, p. 750-756.

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