Monday, November 28, 2022

How Measure Particle Size of Carbon Black

Must Read

There are several methods used to measure the surface area of carbon black. Each method has its own unique applications, but the most common are the CTAB, nitrogen number, and iodine adsorption methods. Recent advances in high-resolution microscopy have made it possible to measure particle size using automated image classification, but this method is reserved for research laboratories. Here are some examples of methods. Read on to learn more about each method.

Crushed DBP method

There are various methods available for measuring the surface area of carbon black. Each has a particular application. The most common methods used for surface area measurement include CTAB, iodine adsorption, and nitrogen number. Advances in high resolution microscopy have also made it possible to measure particle size of carbon black using automated image classification. However, this method is usually reserved for research labs. To learn how to measure particle size of carbon black, read on.

The surface activity of carbon black is difficult to measure directly, but is an important indicator of its composition. This property depends on the graphitic plane orientation and the presence of organic side groups. The higher the porosity, the larger the particles, and the more conductivity they exhibit. Carbon black’s STSA is greater than its NSA. The difference between NSA and STSA indicates a higher surface area. Additionally, higher porosity means that the particles are more likely to pick up moisture, though equilibrium moisture pickup is not affected by this factor.

Another factor affecting DBP measurement of carbon black is its agglomeration ability. The particle size of industrially manufactured carbon black is highly variable, with small aggregates often occupying the volume of larger particles. This phenomenon can influence DBP measurement, and that’s why the crushed DBP method was created. The method involves subjecting carbon black to high pressure in order to break up agglomerates and separate particles captured within occluded volumes of larger aggregates.

Dispersion technique

A dispersion technique to measure particle size of carbon-black is an effective way to quantify the carbon-black size distribution. The method involves adding styrene maleic acid (SMA) to carbon black, followed by distilled water. The dispersion is then milled at 1,500 rpm, to obtain a sample with an average particle diameter of 0.8 mm.

A number of methods have been developed for the dispersion of carbon black, with each method having its own unique application. The most common methods are CTAB, iodine adsorption, and nitrogen number. Recent advances in high resolution microscopy have enabled particle size analysis by automated image classification. However, this technique is still reserved for research laboratories. However, it is useful in many cases.

The size distribution of carbon black is governed by several factors. In the case of biological dispersion, the particles are more homogeneous than in polymeric media. However, in the case of dispersion measurements of carbon black, a single population predominates. As a result, the % intensity of the signal is inversely proportional to the size of the particles. In cellular dispersion without supplement, the two populations are similar in size and hydrodynamic diameter.

To study the electrical and rheological properties of carbon black dispersion, we used 1.0 M LiTFSI aqueous solution. Using this method, we could determine the optimal composition of CB-CNF hybrid dispersion for electrical conductivity and rheological behavior. This method has many applications, but it is still not widely used. It can be used to characterize nanofibers in carbon dispersion.

Normalized number size distributions

EEPS can detect the concentration of NCA at specific locations, but its limitations limit its use for estimating emissions. It can only measure the particle size in certain regions, including those that are close to roads. The number size distribution of NCA is bimodal with peaks at about 100 nm and 300 nm. However, it can provide valuable information about the process of NCA population growth.

A common problem with conventional particle detection algorithms is the choice of descriptor. The adapted roundness metric matches the particle image better. By ignoring the particle’s solidity and threshold settings, the Canny metric is an inappropriate particle shape descriptor. Both algorithms trace the particle well, but each estimates its area differently. Hence, researchers must calibrate their sizing algorithms with external reference material.

Previous studies on nanomaterials have shown that exposure to carbon black in utero altered the behaviour of mice. Therefore, we have been unable to evaluate whether this effect occurs after birth. The present study uses prenatal exposure of carbon black in pregnant mice and compares it with behavioural effects after exposure at 90 days of age. While these findings are preliminary, the results point to a possible role for the nanoparticles in environmental contaminants.

The X-ray image of carbon black particles from profile DY086-034 near South Georgia, based on Otsu and Sobel, illustrates the solidity and roundness of the particles. As the particle sizes are measured in mm, a closer proximity to one represents more solidity and roundness. In addition, the gray envelopes show the standard deviation. Sobel and Otsu X-ray images are also useful for determining the sizing of carbon black particles in sediments.

Surface area

There are several methods of calculating the surface area of carbon black particles. These methods are based on a number called the Iodine Number, which is often used in the manufacturing environment. The Iodine Number depends on the active surface chemistry of carbon black particles, unreacted feedstock, and oils. This measurement should not be used as a selection criteria for the grade of a carbon black particle when it is used to manufacture plastic compounds.

In addition to size, the graphitic content and shape of carbon black particles are important factors that affect the product’s performance. Most carbon black manufacturing processes produce near-spherical primary particles, but some processes create larger-than-spherical carbon black particles with higher aspect ratios. Higher aspect ratio particles are easier to disperse and increase electrical conductivity. These characteristics may influence the color and UV blocking properties of carbon black.

The agglomeration of carbon black particles is also an important factor. These particles can form agglomerates when they get wet. The larger the agglomerates, the less dispersible they are. In addition to particle size, carbon black has different functional groups that determine the properties of the substance. Carbon black with large hydroxyl groups exhibits enhanced affinity with paint varnishes and inks, and has excellent dispersibility.


There are two common ways to measure carbon black particles. One is by looking at them in the form of a cluster of grapes. The “bunch” is the primary particles, while the individual grapes are the aggregate particles. These characteristics may influence carbon black performance. Understanding the size of these particles will help you make better choices when selecting carbon black products. This article will give you a brief overview of how to measure particle size of carbon black.

The most widely used method is to use the CTAB method. This method is a standard for determining surface area of carbon black. This method is applicable in the plastics industry as it enables scientists to determine the surface area available to be wet by the plastic matrix. Another method is to use nitrogen porosity measurements, which measure the volume excluded from the carbon black sample. This method can be applied to the carbon black particle size range in plastics.

When it comes to particle size of carbon black, it is important to determine whether they are uniform or dispersed. If they are not uniform, they may agglomerate, which can affect the performance of a final product. However, dispersion is not a simple task and requires advanced knowledge and techniques. The process is complex and highly variable, but experienced practitioners will benefit from the know-how and technique of others.

In-rubber properties

Particle size is a critical property of carbon black. The typical particle size ranges from 15 to 300 nanometers, depending on the end-use application. Particle size affects the blackness of the particles, and the smaller the particle size, the more black the material will be. To determine the particle size of carbon black, MVA Scientific Consultants will measure each individual carbon black particle to generate a particle size distribution table.

One method of measuring surface area of carbon black is the CTAB method. This method measures the CTAB isotherm in aqueous dispersion. This technique is applicable to the plastics industry because it measures the surface area that is available to wet the plastic matrix. Another method is nitrogen porosity measurements. These measurements measure the excluded volume of carbon black. Both methods are useful in determining particle size and quality.

The particle size of carbon black is critical in determining its dispersibility and blackness. The bigger the particle size, the less black it is. Optimising the sonication time is important for achieving successful dispersion. Ultrasonication times of 10 minutes and 15 minutes are not significantly different from each other. A 10-minute sonication time is sufficient for a good dispersion of carbon black with negligible particle attrition.

Latest News

Using the CRA Business Login

Using the CRA Business Login Getting a business account with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) can help you to file...
- Advertisement -spot_img

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -spot_img