New development in carbocatalysis for environmental application
主讲人：Professor Shaobin Wang
Prof. Shaobin Wang obtained his B Sc and M Sc from Peking University (China) and Ph.D. from the University of Queensland (Australia). He has been a John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Department of Chemical Engineering of Curtin University and is now a professor at the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, the University of Adelaide. His research interests focus on synthesis and application of nanomaterials for carbon dioxide utilization, energy conversion, and environmental remediation.
In recent years, people are seeking for green and better environment, which requires novel materials and technologies. Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) are highly effective for water treatment. The emerging nanocarbons such as graphene, carbon nanotubes, and nanodiamonds exhibit great merits for heterogeneous catalysis compared with metal- or metal oxide-based catalysts in aqueous solution without toxic ion-leaching and associated secondary contamination. In this talk, the development in sulfate radical-based AOPs will be discussed and several different nanocarbon-based systems will be demonstrated to be active materials as alternatives to metal-based catalysts in chemical reaction and for wastewater treatment.