High-Performance Membrane Capacitive Deionization Based on Metal-Organic Framework-Derived Hierarchical Carbon Structures

Wenhui Shi, Chenzeng Ye, Xilian Xu, Xiaoyue Liu, Meng Ding, Wenxian Liu, Xiehong Cao*, Jiangnan Shen, Hui Ying Yang, Congjie Gao

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Membrane capacitive deionization (MCDI) is a simple and highly energy efficient method to convert brackish water to clean water. In this work, a high-performance MCDI electrode architecture, which is composed of three-dimensional graphene networks and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)-derived porous carbon rods, was prepared by a facile method. The obtained electrode material possesses not only the conducting networks for rapid electron transport but also the short diffusion length of ions, which exhibits excellent desalination performance with a high salt removal capacity, i.e., 37.6 mg g-1 at 1.2 V in 1000 mg L-1 NaCl solution. This strategy can be extended to other MOF-derived MCDI electrodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8506-8513
Number of pages8
JournalACS Omega
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes

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