Functionalized graphene sheets for arsenic removal and desalination of sea water

Water pollution is a major problem in the global context and main cause of some diseases especially in India

Ashish Kumar Mishra; S. Ramaprabhu

2011

Scholarcy highlights

  • Water pollution is a major problem in the global context and main cause of some diseases especially in India
  • We have synthesized the graphene sheets by hydrogen induced exfoliation of graphitic oxide followed by functionalization
  • Graphene sheets were characterized by electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, infra-red and Raman spectroscopy techniques
  • These functionalized graphene sheets were used for simultaneous removal of high concentration of inorganic species of arsenic and sodium from aqueous solution using supercapacitor based water filter
  • These functionalized graphene sheets based water filter was used for desalination of sea water
  • ► High percentage of desalination of sea water using the filter

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