University of Bath

Improved capacitive deionization by using novel carbon materials

Professor Dengsong Zhang from Shanghai University will discuss high-performance electrode materials for the removal of ions from wastewater and saline water.

29 May 20191.15pm
29 May 20192.05pm

Water crisis has become one of most great threatening issues resulting from the fresh water. Various emerging desalination technologies were developed to resolve this crisis. Capacitive deionization is a promising water treatment technology that can replace the traditional commercialized method in the future.

It is quite challenging to find highly efficient electrode materials with high salt adsorption capacity. Novell carbon such as graphene and their composites have been developed and used as highly-efficient electrodes for capacitive deionization by us. These materials could be applied to for desalination, reclaimed water reuse, and removal heavy metal ions from wastewater. Our work offers a promising solution to develop high-performance electrode materials for removal of ions from wastewater and saline water.