Carbon microbelt aerogel prepared by waste paper: An efficient and recyclable sorbent for oils and organic solvents

Hengchang Bi, Xiao Huang, Xing Wu, Xiehong Cao, Chaoliang Tan, Zongyou Yin, Xuehong Lu, Litao Sun*, Hua Zhang

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Abstract

A carbon microbelt (CMB) aerogel with good selective sorption can be produced in large scale by using waste paper as a precursor. The CMB aerogel shows highly efficient sorption of organic liquids (pump oil: up to 188 times its own weight; chloroform: up to 151 times its own weight). Moreover, the CMB aerogel can be regenerated many times without decrease of sorption capacity by distillation, or squeezing depending on the type of pollutants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3544-3550
Number of pages7
JournalSmall
Volume10
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sept 2014
Externally publishedYes

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