Carbon fiber aerogel made from raw cotton: A novel, efficient and recyclable sorbent for oils and organic solvents

Hengchang Bi, Zongyou Yin, Xiehong Cao, Xiao Xie, Chaoliang Tan, Xiao Huang, Bo Chen, Fangtao Chen, Qingling Yang, Xinyang Bu, Xuehong Lu, Litao Sun*, Hua Zhang

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Abstract

Twisted carbon fiber (TCF) aerogel with good selective sorption is produced in large scale by using raw cotton as the precursor. TCF aerogel shows highly efficient sorption of organic liquids (pump oil: up to 192 times its own weight; chloroform: up to 115 times its own weight). Moreover, it could be regenerated many times without decrease of sorption capacity by distillation, combustion or squeezing, which depends on the type of pollutants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5916-5921
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume25
Issue number41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

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