Sustainable development of graphitic carbon nanosheets from plastic wastes with efficient photothermal energy conversion for enhanced solar evaporation

Abstract

We demonstrate that by a simple solvothermal treatment followed by carbonization, plastic waste can be turned into graphitic carbon nanosheets, with an excellent photothermal conversion efficiency (99%) that is capable of generating a high evaporation rate (1.50 L m−2 h−1 at 1 kW m−2) in a solar evaporator, and these are among the best values reported thus far.

Graphical abstract: Sustainable development of graphitic carbon nanosheets from plastic wastes with efficient photothermal energy conversion for enhanced solar evaporation

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Article type
Communication
Submitted
17 Marts 2022
Accepted
27 Apr. 2022
First published
27 Apr. 2022

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2022, Advance Article

Sustainable development of graphitic carbon nanosheets from plastic wastes with efficient photothermal energy conversion for enhanced solar evaporation

M. Aizudin, R. Goei, A. J. Ong, Y. Z. Tan, S. K. Lua, R. Poolamuri Pottammel, H. Geng, X. Wu, A. L. Yoong Tok and E. H. Ang, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2022, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D2TA02092K

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