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Title: Polymer-derived porous carbon spheres modified superhydrophobic melamine formaldehyde sponge (PCS@MF) for oil spill remediation
Authors: Dashairya, Love
Saha, Partha
Keywords: Polymer-derived porous carbon
Superhydrophobic melamine formaldehyde sponge
Oil spill remediation
Issue Date: Oct-2018
Citation: Materials Science & Technology (MS&T 2018), Columbus OH, USA, 14-18 October, 2018
Abstract: A three dimensional (3D) highly porous polymer-derived carbon modified superhydrophobic melamine formaldehyde sponge (PCS@MF) is fabricated for oil spill remediation. Resorcinol- formaldehyde (RF) derived porous carbon spheres (PCS) are embedded into 3D porous surface of melamine formaldeyhyde (MF) sponge through a one-step solution immersion method followed by pyrolysis. XRD, FTIR, FESEM, and TG characterizations data shows the successful fabrication of PCS@MF sponge. Moreover, the PCS@MF sponge exhibits contact angle ~ 164° , 168° and 0° on the water in air, water in oil, and oil in air, respectively. The PCS@MF sponge illustrated excellent absorption capacity with ~70-89 times of various oils of its weight can be separated in the first cycle. Moreover, the flexible PCS@MF sponge was reusable, and oil retention can reach up to ~85–90% at 20 th cycle using repeated sorption-mechanical squeezing test. The work identifies a facile, low-cost, environment-friendly synthesis method for developing sorbents for oil spill cleanup.
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