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Tunable Large Pore Mesoporous Carbons for the Enhanced Adsorption of Humic Acid

Wannes Libbrecht (UGent) , An Verberckmoes (UGent) , Joris Thybaut (UGent) , Pascal Van Der Voort (UGent) and Jeriffa De Clercq (UGent)
(2017) LANGMUIR. 33(27). p.6769-6777
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Tunable large pore soft templated mesOporous carbons (SMC) were obtained via the organic self -assembly of resorcinol/formaldehyde with the triblock copolymer F127 and by investigating the effect of carbon precursor to surfactant (p/s) ratio and carbonization temperature on the material characteristics. The p/s ratio and carbonization temperature were varied respectively from 0.83 to 0.25 and from 400 to 1200 degrees C. The resulting SMCs had various average pore sizes, tunable from 7 up to 50 nm. At lower p/s ratios, the pore size increased, pore size distributions broadened, and pore volumes increased. An increase of hydrophobicity was observed at elevated carbonization temperatures. A 2D hexagonal ordered SMC with a narrow pore size distribution was obtained at a ratio of 0.83. Lower ratios (0.5 and 0.25) transformed into disordered porous carbons containing micropores, mesopores, and even macropores. The SMCs were tested for adsorption of a large organic molecule, humic acid (HA), from water. The material characteristics that significantly affected HA adsorption capacity were pore size and mass % (wt %) carbon. The novel SMCs showed an unprecedented high adsorption of HA in the entire molecular weight distribution range. SMCs with large mesopores resulted in higher maximum adsorption capacities and improved HA adsorption kinetics compared to activated carbon.
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SOFT-TEMPLATING METHOD, RESORCINOL-FORMALDEHYDE, TRIBLOCK-COPOLYMER, DIBLOCK COPOLYMER, ACTIVATED CARBON, PHENOLIC RESIN, CO2 CAPTURE, POLYMER, MEMBRANES, MATTER

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Libbrecht, Wannes et al. “Tunable Large Pore Mesoporous Carbons for the Enhanced Adsorption of Humic Acid.” LANGMUIR 33.27 (2017): 6769–6777. Print.
APA
Libbrecht, W., Verberckmoes, A., Thybaut, J., Van Der Voort, P., & De Clercq, J. (2017). Tunable Large Pore Mesoporous Carbons for the Enhanced Adsorption of Humic Acid. LANGMUIR, 33(27), 6769–6777.
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Libbrecht, Wannes, An Verberckmoes, Joris Thybaut, Pascal Van Der Voort, and Jeriffa De Clercq. 2017. “Tunable Large Pore Mesoporous Carbons for the Enhanced Adsorption of Humic Acid.” Langmuir 33 (27): 6769–6777.
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Libbrecht, Wannes, An Verberckmoes, Joris Thybaut, Pascal Van Der Voort, and Jeriffa De Clercq. 2017. “Tunable Large Pore Mesoporous Carbons for the Enhanced Adsorption of Humic Acid.” Langmuir 33 (27): 6769–6777.
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Libbrecht W, Verberckmoes A, Thybaut J, Van Der Voort P, De Clercq J. Tunable Large Pore Mesoporous Carbons for the Enhanced Adsorption of Humic Acid. LANGMUIR. 2017;33(27):6769–77.
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W. Libbrecht, A. Verberckmoes, J. Thybaut, P. Van Der Voort, and J. De Clercq, “Tunable Large Pore Mesoporous Carbons for the Enhanced Adsorption of Humic Acid,” LANGMUIR, vol. 33, no. 27, pp. 6769–6777, 2017.
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  author       = {Libbrecht, Wannes and Verberckmoes, An and Thybaut, Joris and Van Der Voort, Pascal and De Clercq, Jeriffa},
  issn         = {0743-7463},
  journal      = {LANGMUIR},
  keywords     = {SOFT-TEMPLATING METHOD,RESORCINOL-FORMALDEHYDE,TRIBLOCK-COPOLYMER,DIBLOCK COPOLYMER,ACTIVATED CARBON,PHENOLIC RESIN,CO2 CAPTURE,POLYMER,MEMBRANES,MATTER},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {27},
  pages        = {6769--6777},
  title        = {Tunable Large Pore Mesoporous Carbons for the Enhanced Adsorption of Humic Acid},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b01099},
  volume       = {33},
  year         = {2017},
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