Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Carbon black; Thermal black process


"Carbon black (CB) plays a significant function in the development of the electrical and mechanical properties of high performance for a tough elastic polymeric substance such as rubber materials. Thus, CB is widely used to manufacture a massive number of products such as reinforcing and pigment phase in automobile tires due to its high ability to increase tire life by reducing the thermal damage. This material is also used in belts, hoses, and other non-tire rubber goods. Before use in valuable materials. CB should first be analyzed and characterized by different instruments to obtain its mechanical properties. A new thermal black process by using electrical heating system has been used in this work. Which will produce a new grade of the CB with the high surface area for use in tire manufacturing.

This thesis demonstrates that the production of carbon black was characterized by transmission electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) measurements. These techniques have been used for the solid samples (powder). Additionally, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and gas chromatography (GC) have been utilized for gas samples"--Abstract, page iii.


Smith, Joseph D.

Committee Member(s)

Ludlow, Douglas K.
Ryan, Peter


Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2018


xi, 74 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 68-73).


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Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type




Thesis Number

T 11487

Electronic OCLC #