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Carbon nanofiber aerogels for emergent cleanup of oil spillage and chemical leakage under harsh conditions

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Abstract

To address oil spillage and chemical leakage accidents, the development of efficient sorbent materials is of global importance for environment and water source protection. Here we report on a new type of carbon nanofiber (CNF) aerogels as efficient sorbents for oil uptake with high sorption capacity and excellent recyclability. Importantly, the oil uptake ability of the CNF aerogels can be maintained over a wide temperature range, from liquid nitrogen temperature up to ca. 400°C, making them suitable for oil cleanup under harsh conditions. The outstanding sorption performance of CNF aerogels is associated with their unique physical properties, such as low density, high porosity, excellent mechanical stability, high hydrophobicity and superoleophilicity.

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Wu, Z. Y., Li, C., Liang, H. W., Zhang, Y. N., Wang, X., Chen, J. F., & Yu, S. H. (2014). Carbon nanofiber aerogels for emergent cleanup of oil spillage and chemical leakage under harsh conditions. Scientific Reports, 3. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep04079

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