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Volume 257, 20215th International Workshop on Advances in Energy Science and Environment Engineering (AESEE 2021)
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|Environmental Monitoring Repair and Pollution Control
|12 May 2021
Effects of the addition of coal tar pitch-based mesocarbon microbeads on the preparation of mesophase pitch
State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, Shandong 266580, China
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Mesophase pitch was prepared by co-carbonization of the hydrocracking tail oil (HCTO) and coal tar pitch-based mesocarbon microbeads (MCMB). The effects of the addition amount of coal tar-based MCMBs on the C/H atomic ratio, softening point, carbon residue, optical texture, aromatic lamellae stacking order degree, and chemical reaction kinetics of mesophase pitch were investigated. The results show that MCMB can be used as a nucleating agent to accelerate the nucleation of mesophase spheres and reduce the energy barriers for the formation of the anisotropic phase. However, excessive MCMB greatly increases the viscosity of the pitch matrix and weakens the mobility of condensed aromatic macromolecules, leading to the formation of mesophase pitch with a mosaic structure and poor lamellar orientation. When the addition amount of MCMB is 5 wt%, the mesophase pitch with a large domain texture, high aromatic lamellar stacking order degree, and low softening point can be formed. This work provides a pathway to efficiently prepare mesophase pitch without catalyst removal.
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