Next Article in Journal
Electrical Properties of Low-Temperature Processed Sn-Doped In2O3 Thin Films: The Role of Microstructure and Oxygen Content and the Potential of Defect Modulation Doping
Previous Article in Journal
Cable Tension Monitoring Based on the Elasto-Magnetic Effect and the Self-Induction Phenomenon
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle

Enhanced Oil Spill Remediation by Adsorption with Interlinked Multilayered Graphene

1
DCCI, Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Genova, Via Dodecaneso 31, 16146 Genova, Italy
2
Eni S.P.A., Upstream and Technical Services, Via Maritano 26, 20097 S. Donato Milanese (MI), Italy
3
Directa Plus S.P.A, Via Cavour 2, 22074 Lomazzo (Co), Italy
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Materials 2019, 12(14), 2231; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12142231
Received: 3 June 2019 / Revised: 4 July 2019 / Accepted: 5 July 2019 / Published: 10 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Carbon Materials)
  |  
PDF [3487 KB, uploaded 12 July 2019]
  |  

Abstract

The performances of an innovative material based on graphene multilayers in a 3D structure similar to expanded graphite, Grafysorber® G+ (Directa Plus), have been tested via in field applications on a real contaminated site. Several experimental tests were performed using Grafysorber® inside adsorbent devices (booms and pillows) to treat waters polluted by oil. The experimental campaign was carried out with the aim of comparing the performances of Grafysorber® with those of polypropylene (PP), which is the material used worldwide in case of water oil spill clean-up activities. The results achieved have confirmed a considerably higher selective adsorption capacity of Grafysorber® compared to PP, and configure the new material as a promising alternative to standard materials in enhancing oil spill remediation by selective adsorption. View Full-Text
Keywords: water remediation; hydrocarbons removal; selective adsorption; innovative adsorbents; super-expanded graphite water remediation; hydrocarbons removal; selective adsorption; innovative adsorbents; super-expanded graphite
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Vocciante, M.; Finocchi, A.; De Folly D′Auris, A.; Conte, A.; Tonziello, J.; Pola, A.; Reverberi, A.P. Enhanced Oil Spill Remediation by Adsorption with Interlinked Multilayered Graphene. Materials 2019, 12, 2231.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Materials EISSN 1996-1944 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top