Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Aerogels – The World’s 3D Lightest Materials for Environment Applications: A Review
International Journal of Materials Science and Applications
Volume 6, Issue 6, November 2017, Pages: 277-283
Received: Aug. 25, 2017;
Accepted: Sep. 13, 2017;
Published: Oct. 29, 2017
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Phan Ngoc Hong, Institute of Materials Science, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam; Graduate University of Science and Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
Dang Nhat Minh, Institute of Materials Science, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam; Center for High Technology Development, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
Nguyen Van Hung, Institute of Materials Science, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phan Ngoc Minh, Institute of Materials Science, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam; Graduate University of Science and Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phan Hong Khoi, Center for High Technology Development, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Aerogels (CNTAs & GAs)- the world’s lightest 3D materials (GA isseven times lighter than air - a cubic meter weighs just 160 grams) attracted widespread attention due to their excellent mechanical compressible properties, high temperature and thermal stability, recyclable and highly efficient organic pollutants adsorption capability (GA can absorb up to 900 times its own weight in oil and do so quickly, with one gram of Aerogel able to absorb up to 68.8 grams of organics per second). In this review, we present briefly recent progress in synthesis methods for fabrication of 3D CNTAs andGAs and their emerging applications in the field of environmental protection such as removingoil, organic pollutants, arsenic ions and other toxic metalsfrom water. Furthermore, to assist advanced research for practical applications of these 3D materials, the technical challenges are discussed, and future research directions are proposed.
Phan Ngoc Hong,
Dang Nhat Minh,
Nguyen Van Hung,
Phan Ngoc Minh,
Phan Hong Khoi,
Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Aerogels – The World’s 3D Lightest Materials for Environment Applications: A Review, International Journal of Materials Science and Applications.
Vol. 6, No. 6,
2017, pp. 277-283.
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