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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 2019, 1.15pm to 29 May 2019, 2.05pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • 1 West North, 3.11, University of Bath
  • This event is free

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.

Speaker profiles

Professor Dengsong Zhang received his B.E. and Ph.D. degree from Shanghai University in 2002 and 2007, respectively. He then joined Shanghai University as a Lecturer. He also worked as a Research Fellow at the SHU-ESSILOR (France) Joint R&D Center.

He was elected as Shanghai Education Commission's Dawn Scholars in 2008 and Shanghai Science and Technology Commission's Youth Venus in 2010. He was appointed as a Professor of Chemistry at Shanghai University in 2013. He was elected as a member of the New Chemical Materials Committee of the Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China, a member of the Energy and Environment Committee of China Energy Society, and a member of the Catalysis Committee of the Chinese Society of Rare Earths. He obtained a National Nature Science Foundation for Outstanding Youth Scholars of China in 2017.

His scientific interest is focused on environmental science and technology. He has published more than 130 publications.


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1 West North, 3.11 University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom


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