Carbonaceous Media for Vehicular Natural Gas Storage

자동차용 천연가스 저장을 위한 탄소매질

  • Moon, Hee (Faculty of Applied Chemical Engineering and Center for Functional Nano Chemicals Chonnam National University)
  • 문희 (전남대학교 응용화학공학과, 기능성나노신화학소재사업단)
  • Received : 2007.01.19
  • Published : 2007.02.10

Abstract

Compressed natural gas (CNG) has been used as a vehicular fuel compressed at 24.8 MPa because the energy density of natural gas is extremely low compared with gasoline. Thus it has problems in both safety and cost for multiple stage compression. For these reasons the use of adsorbed natural gas (ANG) has been pursued since the storage of natural gas is possible at a relatively low pressure. The present target is to obtain media to store natural gas at 3.5 MPa as ANG that ensures the comparable energy density of CNG, giving approximately one-fourth the driving range of an equivalent volume gasoline tank. In this review, the recent development of carbon media, their characteristics, and practical applications for natural gas storage are introduced and some recommendations are also suggested.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국과학재단

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