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Abstract: In this paper, cost efficient RVC foams were fabricated from household cleaning pad waste (CPW) and sucrose. A thermal analyzer measured the thermal conductivity of the RVC foams using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Results showed that the thermal conductivity of the CPW foams were significantly lower than Ultramet’s RVC foams which are highly insulative. This study proved that it is possible to reproduce low-cost carbon foams from common materials while maintaining desirable thermal characteristics.

Reference: Carbon, 62 (2013) 517-520

DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2013.06.020