Transition metal salt impregnated carbon

  • US 5,482,915 A
  • Filed: 09/20/1993
  • Issued: 01/09/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/20/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A process for preparing an activated carbon impregnated with a transition metal salt with enhanced microporosity, comprising:

  • (a) impregnating a transition metal salt on a thermally generated pre-char carbon so as to impart approximately 0.5 to 15 weight percent of said transition metal salt on to said pre-char carbon based upon said pre-char carbon after impregnating said transition metal salt; and

    (b) pyrolyzing said carbon at a temperature in the range of at least approximately 800°

    C. to produce a transition metal salt impregnated activated carbon.

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