Invited Review Materials Science

Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 57, Issue 11, pp 1223-1234

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A brief review of graphene-based material synthesis and its application in environmental pollution management

  • Kui LüAffiliated withKey Laboratory of Audit Information Engineering, Nanjing Audit UniversityKey Laboratory of Novel Thin Film Solar Cells, Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • , GuiXia ZhaoAffiliated withKey Laboratory of Novel Thin Film Solar Cells, Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • , XiangKe WangAffiliated withKey Laboratory of Novel Thin Film Solar Cells, Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Email author 

Abstract

Graphene is an interesting two-dimensional carbon allotrope that has attracted considerable research interest because of its unique structure and physicochemical properties. Studies have been conducted on graphene-based nanomaterials including modified graphene, graphene/semiconductor hybrids, graphene/metal nanoparticle composites, and graphene-complex oxide composites. These nanomaterials inherit the unique properties of graphene, and the addition of functional groups or the nanoparticle composites on their surfaces improves their performance. Applications of these materials in pollutant removal and environmental remediation have been explored. From the viewpoint of environmental chemistry and materials, this paper reviews recent important advances in synthesis of graphene-related materials and their application in treatment of environmental pollution. The roles of graphene-based materials in pollutant removal and potential research are discussed.

Keywords

graphene graphene-based material environmental remediation pollution