Carbon-Based Catalysts and Membranes for Water Treatment and Gas Separation

A special issue of C (ISSN 2311-5629).

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Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Interests: doped carbon materials; graphene derivatives; adsorption and advanced oxidation technologies (heterogeneous photocatalysis, photo-Fenton, ozonation) for water treatment; CO2 photocatalytic conversion; oxygen reduction reaction
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Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Interests: carbon nanostructures; graphene; nanostructured metal oxide; structured catalysts and membranes; chemical functionalization; advanced oxidation processes; air/water treatment; desalination
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Carbon materials (e.g., activated carbons, carbon nanotubes and graphene derivatives) have been widely employed in advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), often as catalyst supports and less commonly as catalysts on their own. Carbon materials with no added metals can be used as efficient catalysts in most of these processes or combined with a semiconductor material in the particular case of photocatalysis. In recent years, carbon-based membranes, in particular those composed by carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene have gained interest due to their transport characteristics, huge strength, smooth structure and tunable surface chemistry. Furthermore, membranes containing carbon-metal oxide composites have demonstrated a potential to the improvement of the membrane properties and performance.

This Special Issue will deal with the recent advances in catalysts, membranes and catalytic membranes based on carbon materials for water treatment and gas separation. Different synthesis procedures, characterization techniques and their application for gas separation and water treatment will be covered, as well as novel insights can be proposed.

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, short communications, and reviews are welcome.

Dr. Luisa M. Pastrana-Martínez
Dr. Sergio Morales-Torres
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Keywords

  • carbon materials
  • polymeric membranes
  • inorganic membranes
  • gas separation
  • filtration
  • desalination
  • photocatalysis
  • advanced oxidation processes
  • water treatment

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Novel Tubular Carbon Membranes Prepared from Natural Rattans
by Xuezhong He
C 2019, 5(1), 9; https://doi.org/10.3390/c5010009 - 1 Feb 2019
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The novel tubular carbon membranes produced from natural materials are, for the first time, reported. The novelty of this idea is to use natural rattans as precursors for making carbon membranes to address the challenges of cellulose polymers. The rattan precursors were carbonized [...] Read more.
The novel tubular carbon membranes produced from natural materials are, for the first time, reported. The novelty of this idea is to use natural rattans as precursors for making carbon membranes to address the challenges of cellulose polymers. The rattan precursors were carbonized to present evenly distributed channels inside the tubular carbon membranes. Each channel has an inner diameter of 2 × 10−4 m with a dense-selective inner layer and a porous outer layer. Future work on selection of suitable rattans, proper pre-treatment, carbon structure tailoring can be conducted to open a new research field of carbon membranes/materials. Full article
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