Artificial Graphite

Artificial graphite - how is it actually made?

In very simply terms artificial graphite is made by processing amorphous carbons at extremely high temperature. While various materials can be used for this purpose, it is an absolute prerequisite that they contain carbon. The reason is that graphite is a very specific form of carbon and therefore can only be created out of another form of carbon. At the current time petroleum coke is the preferred base material for the production. This is the carbon residue left behind after petroleum residue has been coked. Coking is the process used to extract any last drops of any useful component after the petroleum has already been through the refining process.

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