Sustainable Lignin for Carbon Fibers: Principles, Techniques, and Applications

  • Emmanuel Isaac Akpan
  • Samson Oluropo Adeosun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Emmanuel Isaac Akpan
    Pages 1-50
  3. Oluwashina Phillips Gbenebor, Samson Oluropo Adeosun
    Pages 51-64
  4. Emmanuel Isaac Akpan
    Pages 65-150
  5. Samson Oluropo Adeosun, Oluwashina Phillips Gbenebor, Odili Cletus
    Pages 151-191
  6. Samson Oluropo Adeosun, Oluwashina Phillips Gbenebor
    Pages 193-279
  7. Emmanuel Isaac Akpan
    Pages 281-324
  8. Emmanuel Isaac Akpan
    Pages 325-352
  9. Sikiru Oulwarotimi Ismail, Emmanuel Isaac Akpan
    Pages 395-426
  10. Sibel Demiroğlu Mustafov, Mehmet Özgür Seydibeyoğlu
    Pages 427-439
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 441-454

About this book


This book is designed to provide wide understanding of lignin carbon fiber processes, chemistry, mechanisms, and techniques that will help in further development of lignin carbon fiber for automobile, aerospace, marine, and sports equipment applications. Each step in the processing of lignin carbon fibers is presented as a separate chapter so that issues concerning the processes are exhaustively discussed. Basic scientific principles governing each stage of lignin carbon fiber processing, current state of research and mechanisms behind the processes are illustrated for better understanding. This is the first book to address the entire scope of lignin carbon fiber processing including; extraction, quantification, purification, melt processing, stabilization, carbonization, optimization of processes, and characterization. 

  • Presents detailed information on the chemistry, processing, principles and properties of bio-sourced lignin for carbon fiber production;
  • Highlights techniques of recovery and properties of lignin from agricultural waste sources;
  • Addresses applications in automobile, aircraft, marine, and sport industries;
  • Provides insight into the lignin complex macromolecular system, the role of lignin chemistry as it relates to carbon fiber production and the evolution of lignin carbon fiber structure during processing.


Lignin-based Carbon fiber Lignin Polymers lignin from wastes sources Lignin for biomaterials Extraction processes Structural components Techniques of recovery Lignin-based carbon fiber in aerospace Optimization of carbon fiber Renewable Materials bio-sourced lignin Lignin-based carbon fiber for automotive Car with Lignin Carbon Fiber Carbon fiber precursor

Editors and affiliations

  • Emmanuel Isaac Akpan
    • 1
  • Samson Oluropo Adeosun
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Composite MaterialsTechnical University KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany
  2. 2.Department of Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringUniversity of LagosLagosNigeria

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