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Studies from China University of Mining and Technology Have Provided New Data on Chemical Engineering (Electrospun carbon nanofiber networks from...

August 27, 2014



Studies from China University of Mining and Technology Have Provided New Data on Chemical Engineering (Electrospun carbon nanofiber networks from phenolic resin for capacitive deionization)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Fresh data on Chemical Engineering are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Beijing, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The performance of capacitive deionization (CDI) mainly relies on the ion electrosorption capability. Here, we introduce a kind of free-standing, highly porous carbon nanofiber (CNF) networks with enhanced desalination capacity."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the China University of Mining and Technology, "The CNF networks were easily prepared by electrospinning of phenolic resin (PhR) precursor followed by one-step carbonization step. The as-obtained PhR-based CNF networks exhibited characteristics of high flexibility, conductivity and specific surface area (SSA) along with favorable porosity, and hence demonstrated enhanced desalination capacity. When used as CDI electrodes, the PhR-based CNF networks have demonstrated a desalination capacity of 50.1 mg g(-1) toward 2000 mg L-1 brackish water at 1.2 V, much better than most reported data thus far. More importantly, easy recovery and good reproducibility could be obtained for such electrodes."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Therefore, construction of PhR-based CNF network electrodes offers remarkable opportunities for improving CDI capabilities and reliability given its simplicity, easy operation, and high performance."

For more information on this research see: Electrospun carbon nanofiber networks from phenolic resin for capacitive deionization. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2014;252():30-37. Chemical Engineering Journal can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Sa, PO Box 564, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Chemical Engineering Journal - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/601273)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.Z. Chen, China Univ Min & Technol, Sch Chem & Environm Engn, Beijing 100083, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include M.B. Yue, Z.H. Huang and F.Y. Kang.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Chemical Engineering, People's Republic of China

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