Graphene and Its Composites: Applications in Environmental Remediation
The research on graphene has attracted a lot of interest in the scientific world, especially in material science. The scaled-up and reliable production of graphene composites explores their utility with wider applications. In this chapter, we focus on the description of various methods to synthesize graphene-based composites, especially those with organic polymers, inorganic nanostructures, carbon nanotubes, etc. The possibility of conjugation of graphene with different materials to form composite has received particular attention concerning the design of stable materials particularly adsorbents for the advancement of the water treatment process. This chapter describes the preparation of graphene and its composites, efforts, and trends in environmental water remediation highlighting the strategies for the optimization of composite properties.
KeywordsGraphene Toxicity Metal ions Wastewater
The authors are thankful to department of science and technology and science and engineering research board of India for providing basic facilities under the project NPDF 000995. The authors also gratefully acknowledged the post doctoral financial support (USM/PPSK/FPD(BW) 1/06 (2018) and a research grant (304/PKIMIA/6316174) by School of Chemical science, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
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