Ionic Group Derivitized Nano Porous Carbon Electrodes for Capacitive Deionization
Marc Andelman
Mespilusinc., Worcester, USA.
DOI: 10.4236/msce.2014.23002   PDF    HTML   XML   13,970 Downloads   18,208 Views   Citations


Capacitance for electrostatic adsorption forms primarily within a Debye length of the electrode surface. Capacitive carbon electrodes were derivatized with ionic groups by means of adsorbing a surfactant in order to test the theory that attached ionic groups would exclude co-ions and increase coulombic efficiency without the need for an added charge barrier membrane. It has been discovered that capacitive electrodes surface derivatized with ionic groups become polarized and intrinsically more coulombically efficient.

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Andelman, M. (2014) Ionic Group Derivitized Nano Porous Carbon Electrodes for Capacitive Deionization. Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, 2, 16-22. doi: 10.4236/msce.2014.23002.

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