Carbon Nanocages as Environmental Adsorbents

Id:
4

Funder:
Environmental Protection Agency

Title:
Carbon Nanocages as Environmental Adsorbents

Coordinator:
Holmes Justin

Organisation:
University College Cork (UCC)

Country:
IRELAND

SRIA Themes:
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Start Date:
01/10/2007

End Date:
01/10/2010

Summary:
The aim of this project is to optimise a new supercritical fluid (SCF) deposition technique developed at UCC, employing carbon dioxide as a solvent and a reactant, to manufacture high yields of carbon nanocages. These nanocages have large surface areas and pore volumes and will be utilised as advanced adsorbents for water purification, by selectively extracting metal ions and biological pollutants.

Keywords:
Supercritical Fluid; Carbon Nanocages; Absorbents; Water purification