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Type: Journal article
Title: Selective adsorption of oil-water mixtures using polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)-graphene sponges
Author: Tran, D.
Kabiri, S.
Sim, T.
Losic, D.
Citation: Environmental Science. Water Research & Technology, 2015; 1(3):298-305
Publisher: The Royal Society of Chemistry
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 2053-1400
2053-1419
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Diana N. H. Tran, Shervin Kabiri, Ting Rui Sim and Dusan Losic
Abstract: We report a porous and green three dimensional (3-D) polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)–graphene sponge with hydrophobic and oleophilic properties using the sugar templating method. The prepared sponge exhibited high adsorption performance for the removal of petroleum products, organic solvents and emulsified oil–water mixtures, especially under a continuous vacuum regime achieving an adsorption capacity of 4.5 L of hexane in 30 min. The proposed synthetic method is simple and economical for the scalable production of porous 3-D graphene sponges, which can be successfully used for efficient and cost-effective oil spill clean-ups and water purification for environmental applications.
Rights: This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015
RMID: 0030027976
DOI: 10.1039/c5ew00035a
Grant ID: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT110100711
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