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Materials 2015, 8(11), 7615-7621; doi:10.3390/ma8115412

Evaluation of the Adsorption Performance and Sustainability of Exfoliated Graphite Nanoplatelets (xGnP) for VOCs

School of Architecture, Soongsil University, Seoul 156-743, Korea
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Received: 9 September 2015 / Revised: 4 November 2015 / Accepted: 4 November 2015 / Published: 11 November 2015
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Abstract

Exfoliated graphite nanoplatelets (xGnP), which combine the layered structure and low price of nanoclays with the superior mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties of carbon nanotubes, are very cost-effective, and can simultaneously provide a multitude of physical and chemical property enhancements. In this study, we evaluated xGnP’s adsorption performance of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) according to thermal extractor (TE) analysis for seven days in order to use the xGnP as an adsorption material of pollutants. In addition, we carried out a sustainability evaluation in order to evaluate its adsorption capacity over 28 days. The results indicate that the adsorption performance of xGnP is higher than for other adsorption materials such as zeolite. Also, we determined that the adsorption performance of xGnP is maintained continuously for 28 days and that its adsorption capacity is large. View Full-Text
Keywords: volatile organic compounds (VOCs); exfoliated graphite nanoplatelets (xGnP); adsorption performance; thermal extractor analysis; indoor air quality volatile organic compounds (VOCs); exfoliated graphite nanoplatelets (xGnP); adsorption performance; thermal extractor analysis; indoor air quality
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Chang, S.J.; Wi, S.; Jeong, S.-G.; Kim, S. Evaluation of the Adsorption Performance and Sustainability of Exfoliated Graphite Nanoplatelets (xGnP) for VOCs. Materials 2015, 8, 7615-7621.

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