Patent Number: 6,251,822

Title: Method of making activated carbon derived from pitches

Abstract: A method of making activated carbon of various pore size distributions involves an providing oxidized pitch, carbonizing the pitch when the softening point of the pitch is less than about C., and activating the pitch to produce activated carbon. A catalyst metal can be included with the pitch to produce mesoporosity in the activated carbon.

Inventors: Peng; Y. Lisa (Big Flats, NY), Williams; Jimmie L. (Painted Post, NY)

Assignee: Corning Incorporated

International Classification: B01J 21/00 (20060101); B01J 23/10 (20060101); B01J 21/18 (20060101); B01J 37/08 (20060101); B01J 37/00 (20060101); B01J 37/02 (20060101); B01J 23/00 (20060101); C01B 031/08 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018