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Advanced Forms of Activated Carbon

Sandia National Laboratories

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Technology Marketing Summary

Sandia National Laboratories has developed an economical and efficient activated carbon adsorbent for the trapping of noble gases including Argon, Krypton, Xenon and radioactive 85Kr. Unlike currently used adsorbents, this superior material is fire-resistant with spontaneous ignition temperatures (SIT) of up to 860°C and favorable sorption capacity.


This technology is well suited for a variety of industries including the chemical and petrochemical industries, where such materials are used to control emissions of solvents and other volatile organic compounds from process streams, off-gases and tank venting. Similar applications exist in the environmental engineering, nuclear, military and extraction arenas.

  • Significant reduction in risk of fire hazards 
  • Economical and Efficient
  • Reduces risk associated with nuclear fuel reprocessing
  • Broadly applicable to numerous industries
Applications and Industries
  • Mining
  • Nuclear power & fuel processing
  • Waste management
  • Water purification
  • Environmental cleanup 
  • Medical and Chemical Industries
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US Patent Pending

Technology Status
Technology IDDevelopment StageAvailabilityPublishedLast Updated
SD# 11471Prototype - Sandia estimates this technology at a TRL 4. The key elements of the technology have been proven to work as expected in the laboratory environment.Available - Various licensing and partnering options are available. Please contact the Intellectual Property Department to discuss.03/29/201106/11/2013

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