Environmental applications of graphene-based nanomaterials

Francois Perreault, Andreia Fonseca De Faria, Menachem Elimelech

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Abstract

Graphene-based materials are gaining heightened attention as novel materials for environmental applications. The unique physicochemical properties of graphene, notably its exceptionally high surface area, electron mobility, thermal conductivity, and mechanical strength, can lead to novel or improved technologies to address the pressing global environmental challenges. This critical review assesses the recent developments in the use of graphene-based materials as sorbent or photocatalytic materials for environmental decontamination, as building blocks for next generation water treatment and desalination membranes, and as electrode materials for contaminant monitoring or removal. The most promising areas of research are highlighted, with a discussion of the main challenges that we need to overcome in order to fully realize the exceptional properties of graphene in environmental applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5861-5896
Number of pages36
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Volume44
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 21 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Nanostructured materials
Decontamination
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Strength of materials
Thermal conductivity
Impurities
Membranes
Electrodes
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Environmental applications of graphene-based nanomaterials. / Perreault, Francois; Fonseca De Faria, Andreia; Elimelech, Menachem.

In: Chemical Society Reviews, Vol. 44, No. 16, 21.08.2015, p. 5861-5896.

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Perreault, Francois ; Fonseca De Faria, Andreia ; Elimelech, Menachem. / Environmental applications of graphene-based nanomaterials. In: Chemical Society Reviews. 2015 ; Vol. 44, No. 16. pp. 5861-5896.
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