Heavy Metal Removal Enabled by Hierarchical Porous Carbon Synthesized via Ice Templation

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Description

High surface area and tunable hierarchical porous carbons (HPCs) will be synthesized for water treatment application. The heavy metal removal capability of the HPCs will be tested and evaluated. The ice templation approach will produce HPCs with graded level of interconnected controllable porosities micropores, mesopores, macropores). Besides the existence of abundance adsorption sites on the HPCs surfaces, the pore structure of HPCs will provide easy pathways for the mass transfer and the penetration of the targeted ions throughout the carbon matrix. Hence, the HPCs is expected to be a promising candidate for the heavy metal removal application.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1930/05/20

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