Adsorbent Carbon Fabrics : New Generation Armour for Toxic Chemicals

  • K. Gurudatt Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment, Kanpur
  • V.S. Tripathi Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment, Kanpur
  • A.K. Sen Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment, Kanpur
Keywords: Viscose rayon, Sorptional properties, Adsorbent material, Viscose rayon precursor, Activated carbon

Abstract

Activated carbon in the form of a regular fabric obtained using viscose rayon precursor is a new generation adsorbent material having superior sorptional properties and is finding varied defence applications. Carbonisation and activation mechanisms and properties and applications of adsorbent carbort fibres made from viscose rayon precursor are reviewed in this paper.

Author Biographies

K. Gurudatt, Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment, Kanpur
Mr K Gurudatt obtained his BTech (Textile Technology) from GSKSITI, "angalore,lin 1991 and MTech (Fibre Science) from Indian Institule of Technology (IIT), Delhi, in 1993. He joined DRDO at the Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment (DMSRDE), Kanpur. in 1994. He is presently working in the field of activated carbon fibres and carbon molecular sieves.
He is a member of the Carbon Society of India.
V.S. Tripathi, Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment, Kanpur
Dr vs Tripathi obtained his MSc. (Physical Chemistry) from Agra yni versity in 1996, and PhD in 1980. He was at BRUNEL University. IlK. for post-doctoral work on charcoal cloth during  1984-85. His areas of research are adsorption, catalysis and NBC protective devices.
A.K. Sen, Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment, Kanpur
Dr AK Sen obtained his MSc (Organic Chemistry) from Agra University in 1957, MTech (High Pressure Technology) and PhD (Applied Chemistry) both from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in 1958 and 1963 respectively. He did post-doctora~ fellowship from SUNY Stonybrook, USA, in 1968. He joined DRDO in 1980. His areas of r~earch are process development of chemicals and polymers, development of speciality textils for extreme cold weather, NBC protection, etc. He is a member of the Catalysis Society of India. He was given DRDO Technological A ward for the development of personnel protective equipments against toxic chemicals in 1996.
Published
2013-01-01
How to Cite
GurudattK., TripathiV., & SenA. (2013). Adsorbent Carbon Fabrics : New Generation Armour for Toxic Chemicals. Defence Science Journal, 47(2), 239-250. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.47.4005
Section
Materials Science & Metallurgy

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