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Issue 41, 2018, Issue in Progress
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Separation and purification using GO and r-GO membranes

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Abstract

Many materials with varied characteristics have been used for water purification and separation applications. Recently discovered graphene oxide (GO), a two-dimensional derivative of graphene has been considered as a promising membrane material for water purification due to its excellent hydrophilicity, high water permeability, and excellent ionic/molecular separation properties. This review is focussed on the possible versatile applicability of GO membranes. It is also known that selective reduction of GO results in membranes with a pore size of ∼0.35 nm, ideally suited for desalination applications. This article presents the applicability of graphene-based membranes for multiple separation applications. This is indeed the first review article outlining a comparison of GO and r-GO membranes and discussing the suitability for applications based on the porosity of the membranes.

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Submitted
13 Apr 2018
Accepted
14 Jun 2018
First published
26 Jun 2018

This article is Open Access

RSC Adv., 2018,8, 23130-23151
Article type
Review Article

Separation and purification using GO and r-GO membranes

J. Lyu, X. Wen, U. Kumar, Y. You, V. Chen and R. K. Joshi, RSC Adv., 2018, 8, 23130
DOI: 10.1039/C8RA03156H

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