Preparation and Hydrogen Storage Characteristics of Surfactant-Modified Graphene
AbstractAs the depletion of traditional fossil fuels and environmental pollution become serious problems for human society, researchers are actively looking for renewable energy sources. Since hydrogen energy is considered a clean, efficient, and renewable alternative energy source, it is regarded as the most promising option. In this context, how to store hydrogen safely and efficiently has become the major challenge that hinders the actual application. To fill this gap, this paper proposes to utilize surfactant-modified graphene for hydrogen storage. Through a modified Hummers’ method and ultrasonic stripping, this study proposes to prepare graphene from graphite oxide with NaBH4. The surfactant sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate (SDBS) was used as a dispersant during the reduction process to produce dispersion-stabilized graphene suspensions. Then, to investigate the characteristics of the graphene suspensions, X-ray diffraction (XRD), SEM, TEM, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), Raman, XPS, TG, and N2 adsorption–desorption tests were conducted. Finally, analytical models for hydrogen adsorption were investigated with Langmuir and Freundlich fittings. The results show that the application of SDBS can effectively reduce the agglomeration among graphene monolayers and increase the specific surface area of graphene, and that the adsorption behavior is consistent with the Freundlich adsorption model, and is a physical process. View Full-Text
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Xu, T.; Chen, J.; Yuan, W.; Li, B.; Li, L.; Wu, H.; Zhou, X. Preparation and Hydrogen Storage Characteristics of Surfactant-Modified Graphene. Polymers 2018, 10, 1220.
Xu T, Chen J, Yuan W, Li B, Li L, Wu H, Zhou X. Preparation and Hydrogen Storage Characteristics of Surfactant-Modified Graphene. Polymers. 2018; 10(11):1220.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xu, Tao; Chen, Jiayu; Yuan, Wenhui; Li, Baoqing; Li, Li; Wu, Huijun; Zhou, Xiaoqing. 2018. "Preparation and Hydrogen Storage Characteristics of Surfactant-Modified Graphene." Polymers 10, no. 11: 1220.
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