Professor Dengsong Zhang from the University of Shanghai will discuss the improved capacitive deionization by using novel carbon materials in our monthly WIRC Colloquium seminar series in May.
Title: Improved capacitive deionization by using novel carbon materials
When: Wednesday 29 May 2019 at 1.15pm
Where: Room 3.11, West North, University of Bath (Location and maps)
Note: This event is free and open to all.
Abstract: Water crisis has become one of most great threatening issues resulting from the fresh water. Various emerging desalination technologies were developed to resolve this crisis. Capacitive deionization is a promising water treatment technology that can replace the traditional commercialized method in the future. It is quite challenging to find highly efficient electrode materials with high salt adsorption capacity. Novell carbon such as graphene and their composites have been developed and used as highly-efficient electrodes for capacitive deionization by us. These materials could be applied to for desalination, reclaimed water reuse, and removal heavy metal ions from wastewater. Our work offers a promising solution to develop high-performance electrode materials for removal of ions from wastewater and saline water.
Speaker profile: Prof. Dengsong Zhang received his B.E. and Ph.D. degree from Shanghai University in 2002 and 2007, respectively. He then joined Shanghai University as a Lecturer. He also worked as a Research Fellow at the SHU-ESSILOR (France) Joint R&D Center. He was elected as Shanghai Education Commission's Dawn Scholars in 2008 and Shanghai Science and Technology Commission's Youth Venus in 2010. He was appointed as a Professor of Chemistry at Shanghai University in 2013.
He was elected as a member of the New Chemical Materials Committee of the Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China, a member of the Energy and Environment Committee of China Energy Society, and a member of the Catalysis Committee of the Chinese Society of Rare Earths. He obtained a National Nature Science Foundation for Outstanding Youth Scholars of China in 2017. His scientific interest is focused on environmental science and technology. He has published more than 130 publications.
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