Global to push GA events into
skip to main content

Title: Carbon composition with hierarchical porosity, and methods of preparation

A method for fabricating a porous carbon material possessing a hierarchical porosity, the method comprising subjecting a precursor composition to a curing step followed by a carbonization step, the precursor composition comprising: (i) a templating component comprised of a block copolymer, (ii) a phenolic component, (iii) a dione component in which carbonyl groups are adjacent, and (iv) an acidic component, wherein said carbonization step comprises heating the precursor composition at a carbonizing temperature for sufficient time to convert the precursor composition to a carbon material possessing a hierarchical porosity comprised of mesopores and macropores. Also described are the resulting hierarchical porous carbon material, a capacitive deionization device in which the porous carbon material is incorporated, as well as methods for desalinating water by use of said capacitive deionization device.
Inventors:
;
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1467382
Assignee:
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
Patent Number(s):
10,023,480
Application Number:
14/496,227
Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Sep 25
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Similar records in DOepatents and OSTI.GOV collections: