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Chapter 2

Graphene-based Membranes

Owing to their unique one-atom-thick structure, graphene and its derivatives (e.g., graphene oxide) have become emerging nano-building blocks for developing separation membranes. Extraordinary molecular separation properties for purifying water and gases have been demonstrated by graphene-based membranes, which has attracted a huge surge of interest during the last few years. Graphene and its derivatives can be processed into separation membranes with three types: porous graphene membranes, graphene laminate membranes and graphene-based hybrid membranes. This chapter will present the latest ground-breaking advances in both theoretical and experimental studies related to these graphene-based membranes, including their design, fabrication, characterization, as well as application for pressure filtration, pervaporation and gas separation.

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Print publication date
27 Sep 2018
Copyright year
2019
Print ISBN
978-1-78262-939-9
PDF eISBN
978-1-78801-301-7
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-531-8