AdvEn Super Activated Carbon (ASAC)
A REVOLUTIONARY TECHNOLOGY
A GREENER WORLD STARTS WITH ASAC TECHNOLOGY
What is Activated Carbon?
– Activated carbon (AC) is a porous carbon material, which has been subjected to reaction with gases and sometimes with additional chemicals before, during or after carbonization in order to increase its adsorptive properties.
– The primary raw material used to produce activated carbon is any organic material with a high carbon content. Current industry standard materials: brown coal, coconut shells, nutshells, peat, wood.
– The carbon-based material is converted to activated carbon through physical modification and thermal decomposition in a furnace, under a controlled atmosphere and temperature
– Activated carbon has an incredibly large surface area per unit volume, and a network of submicroscopic pores where adsorption takes place.
AdvEn has developed a process that uses 100% hydrocarbon residues
ASAC's High Performance Energy Storage
Proprietary Synergistic Activation
AdvEn’s proprietary recipe and simplified process can achieve a “synergistic activation” effect that substantially increase the performance of activated carbons. Such an enhancement is not seen in other commercial processes, even with the use of strong acids/bases. All chemical agents in our processes are readily available and economical. The synergistic effect enables activation at a lower temperature and eliminates the necessity to use strong acids/bases in the production process.
ASAC technology is feedstock agnostic. It can be applied to various feedstocks containing non-graphitic carbons, whereas most “high performance” activated carbon producers mainly use coconut shell powder which has a low carbon yield. ASAC technology considers various agricultural wastes and industrial/hydrocarbon wastes and by-products as feedstock; and our finished products offer superior performance to those made from coconut shell powder.
Oil sands by-products are abundant in our local region, Alberta, Canada. These feedstocks not only meet the requirements for high-performance activated carbons produced via our ASAC technology, but also provide carbon yield that is 4 times higher than the commonly used coconut shell feedstocks due to the higher carbon content and greater chemical stability. The unique capability to utilize multiple types of feedstock makes ASAC a true material platform technology that converts many low value waste streams into high value-added activated carbon products.
Game Changing Performance
AdvEn’s ASAC technology can produce high performance activated carbons with surface area up to 3,200 m2/g, pore volume up to 1.9 cc/g and metallic impurity content as low as 50 ppm. These highly impactful properties provide significantly higher performance when ASAC is used in various energy storage systems.