Effect of Viscoelastic Behavior on Electroconductivity of Recycled Activated Carbon Composites
In the Waterworks Bureau, the activated carbon has been used for filtering water. After the life service of activated carbon, it is normally disposed. This work focuses on the processing of a composite material in order to recycle these wasted carbon particles. These activated carbons were used for the filler of composite materials, and a composite with carbon contents of 10% ~ 60% was manufactured and characterized. They exhibited electroconductive behavior because of the carbon particles used as fillers. The electroconductivity have an intimate relationship with the strain of the material. However, because of the composite viscoelasticity, the electroconductivity presented changes by their stress relaxation behavior with the same strain. In this study, it was revealed the relationship between the viscoelasticity and the electroconductivity of recycled activated carbon composites.
R. L. Burguete, M. Lucas, E. A. Patterson, S. Quinn
T. Sakai et al., "Effect of Viscoelastic Behavior on Electroconductivity of Recycled Activated Carbon Composites", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 70, pp. 231-236, 2011