Three-dimensional reduced graphene oxide decorated with iron oxide nanoparticles as efficient active material for high performance capacitive deionization electrodes
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Author/sBelaustegui, Yolanda; Rincón, Inés; Fernández-Carretero, Francisco; Azpiroz, Patxi; García-Luís, Alberto; [et al.]
Capacitive deionization desalination
Iron oxide nanoparticles
A three-dimensional reduced graphene oxide decorated with iron oxide nanoparticles (3D rGO-Fe2O3) material with a suitable porous structure was synthesised using a one-step hydrothermal process in order to fabricate novel electrodes for capacitive deionization (CDI) water desalination. The morphological and structural properties of the as-synthesised compounds were characterised by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET), Raman spectroscopy (RS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA). The CDI electrodes were electrochemically analysed by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). A maximum value of specific capacitance of 345 F g−1 was achieved at 5 mV s−1 scan rate using a NaCl 0.1 mol L−1 solution. The ion removal performance of the CDI electrodes was evaluated with NaCl solutions of different concentrations, showing electrosorption capacities as high as 945 mg g−1 for 11,700 mg L−1 (200 mmol L−1) NaCl ...