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A comprehensive review on recent progress in aluminum–air batteries

The aluminum–air battery is considered to be an attractive candidate as a power source for electric vehicles (EVs) because of its high theoretical energy density (8100 Wh kg−1), which is significantly...

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Progress in electrolytes for rechargeable Li-based batteries and beyond

Owing to almost unmatched volumetric energy density, Li-based batteries have dominated the portable electronic industry for the past 20 years. Not only will that continue, but they are also now powering...

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Lignin-based carbon fibers: Formation, modification and potential applications

As an aromatic polymer in nature, lignin has recently attracted gross attention because of its advantages of high carbon content, low cost and bio-renewability. However, most lignin is directly burnt...

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Overview of acidic deep eutectic solvents on synthesis, properties and applications

This review divides the acidic deep eutectic solvents (ADES) into Brønsted and Lewis DES according to their diversity of acidic character. The hydrogen bond donors and halide salts for formulating an...

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Synthesis and applications of MOF-derived porous nanostructures

Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) represent a class of porous material which is formed by strong bonds between metal ions and organic linkers. By careful selection of constituents, MOFs can exhibit very...

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Application of deep eutectic solvents in biomass pretreatment and conversion

Biomass is renewable, abundant, cheap, biocompatible, and biodegradable materials and has been used to produce chemicals, materials, energy, and fuels. However, most of the biomass, especially most...

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Solar rooftop in India: Policies, challenges and outlook

Solar photovoltaic rooftop has emerged as a potential green technology to address climate change issues by reducing reliance on conventional fossil fuel based energy. With a strong commitment to increase...

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Cellulose-based materials in wastewater treatment of petroleum industry

The most abundant natural biopolymer on earth, cellulose fiber, may offer a highly efficient, low-cost, and chemical-free option for wastewater treatment. Cellulose is widely distributed in plants and...

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Recent progress on synthesis of ZIF-67-based materials and their application to heterogeneous catalysis

In recent years, an increasing amount of interest has been dedicated to the synthesis and application of ZIF-67-based materials due to their exceptionally high surface area, tunable porosity, and excellent...

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Recent advances in non-precious metal electrocatalysts for pH-universal hydrogen evolution reaction

Hydrogen production by water electrolysis is a compelling technology to produce fuels and chemicals powered by renewable energy. It is highly desirable to develop cost-effective and durable electrocatalysts...

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Recent advancements in metal–organic frameworks for green applications

A series of environmental and energy issues, such as global warming, water pollution, acid rain, and energy shortage, have to be settled urgently. Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are compounds consisting...

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Fabrication strategies of porous precious-metal-free bifunctional electrocatalysts for overall water splitting: Recent advances

Electrocatalytic water splitting using power generated from renewable energy to produce hydrogen has been considered as one of the more attractive approach to alleviate the problems of energy crisis...

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Progress in aqueous rechargeable batteries

Over the past decades, a series of aqueous rechargeable batteries (ARBs) were explored, investigated and demonstrated. Among them, aqueous rechargeable alkali-metal ion (Li+, Na+, K+) batteries, aqueous...

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Sustainable biochar as an electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction in microbial fuel cells

Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) have gained remarkable attention as a novel wastewater treatment that simultaneously generates electricity. The low activity of the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) remains...

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High piezo/photocatalytic efficiency of Ag/Bi5O7I nanocomposite using mechanical and solar energy for N2 fixation and methyl orange degradation

In this work, Ag/Bi5O7I nanocomposite was prepared and firstly applied in piezo/photocatalytic reduction of N2 to NH3 and methyl orange (MO) degradation. Bi5O7I was synthesized via a hydrothermal-calcination...

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CO2 capture and conversion to value-added products promoted by MXene-based materials

Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and conversion is the key route for the mitigation of the greenhouse effect and utilization of carbon sources to obtain value-added products or fuels. Much attention is...

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Development of a gaseous and solid-state hybrid system for stationary hydrogen energy storage

Hydrogen can serve as a carrier to store renewable energy in large scale. However, hydrogen storage still remains a challenge in the current stage. It is difficult to meet the technical requirements...

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Recent progress in rechargeable alkali metal–air batteries

Rechargeable alkali metal–air batteries are considered as the most promising candidate for the power source of electric vehicles (EVs) due to their high energy density. However, the practical application...

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Ionic liquids/deep eutectic solvents for CO2 capture: Reviewing and evaluating

The CO2 solubilities (including CO2 Henry's constant) in physical- and chemical-based ILs/DESs and the COSMO-RS models describing these properties were comprehensively collected and summarized. The...

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PVA/PVP blend polymer matrix for hosting carriers in facilitated transport membranes: Synergistic enhancement of CO2 separation performance

CO2 separation performance in facilitated transport membranes has been reported depended not only on the CO2 carrier properties but also to a great extent on the polymeric matrix regarding the capacity...

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Heterogeneous catalysis under flow for the 21st century fine chemical industry

Due to metal leaching and poor catalyst stability, the chemical industry's fine chemical and pharmaceutical sectors have been historically reluctant to use supported transition metal catalysts to manufacture...

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A review on photo-thermal catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide

The conversion of carbon dioxide into value-added products is of great industrial and environmental interest. However, as carbon dioxide is relatively stable, the input energy required for this conversion...

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Internal failure of anode materials for lithium batteries — A critical review

Prevention of mechanical and finally electrochemical failures of lithium batteries is a critical aspect to be considered during their design and performance, especially for those with high specific...

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Regulation of the photogenerated carrier transfer process during photoelectrochemical water splitting: A review

Photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting is considered as an ideal technology to produce hydrogen. Photogenerated carrier migration is one of the most important roles in the whole process of PEC water...

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Advanced electron microscopy characterization of nanomaterials for catalysis

Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) has become one of the most powerful techniques in the fields of material science, inorganic chemistry and nanotechnology. In terms of resolutions, advanced TEM...

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