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ISSN: 2468-0257
CN: 10-1418/TK
p-ISSN: 2096-2797

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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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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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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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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Application of metal organic framework in wastewater treatment

Water pollution is an increasingly serious environmental problem because many pollutants have carcinogenic effects on humans and aquatic organisms. Metal organic framework (MOF) made up of metal ions...

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Building of multifunctional and hierarchical HxMoO3/PNIPAM hydrogel for high-efficiency solar vapor generation

Solar distillation is a sustainable and promising technique to generate fresh water. However, the solar vapor generation is a high energy consumption process, resulting in a low water yield under natural...

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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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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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A survey of hybrid energy devices based on supercapacitors

Developing multifunctional energy storage systems with high specific energy, high specific power and long cycling life has been the one of the most important research directions. Compared to batteries...

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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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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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Advances in particulate matter filtration: Materials, performance, and application

Air-borne pollutants in particulate matter (PM) form, produced either physically during industrial processes or certain biological routes, have posed a great threat to human health. Particularly during...

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Magic of hydrogen spillover: Understanding and application

The hydrogen spillover effect (HSPE) plays an important role in heterogeneous catalysis and hydrogen storage as an interfacial phenomenon, which facilitates the improvement of hydrogen storage properties...

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Recent advancement and future challenges of photothermal catalysis for VOCs elimination: From catalyst design to applications

Photothermal catalysis realizes the synergistic effect of solar energy and thermochemistry, which also has the potential to improve the reaction rate and optimize the selectivity. In this review, the...

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A mini-review on ZnIn2S4-Based photocatalysts for energy and environmental application

As one of the most attractive and eco-friendly technologies, semiconductor photocatalysis is demonstrated as a potential strategy to solve global energy shortage environmental pollution problems. Regarding...

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Multivariate MOF for optimizing atmospheric water harvesting

Atmospheric water harvesting offers a powerful and promising solution to address the problem of global freshwater scarcity. In the past decade, significant progress has been achieved in utilizing hydrolytically...

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Smart heat isolator with hollow multishelled structures

Safe, green and efficient industrial production has always been the pursuit of the chemical industry. Since thermal energy is the driving force for most of chemical reactions, an ideal reaction tank...

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Ultrafast battery heat dissipation enabled by highly ordered and interconnected hexagonal boron nitride thermal conductive composites

Heat dissipation involved safety issues are crucial for industrial applications of the high-energy density battery and fast charging technology. While traditional air or liquid cooling methods suffering...

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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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Recent advances in bismuth-based photocatalysts: Environment and energy applications

Photocatalysis is an effective way to solve the problems of environmental pollution and energy shortage. Numerous photocatalysts have been developed and various strategies have been proposed to improve...

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Inverse-opal structured TiO2 regulating electrodeposition behavior to enable stable lithium metal electrodes

Lithium metal anode is almost the ultimate choice for high-energy density rechargeable batteries, but its uneven electrochemical dissolution-deposition characteristics lead to poor cycle stability and...

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Direct conversion of methane to methanol by electrochemical methods

A convenient method for methane (CH4) direct conversion to methanol (CH3OH) is of great significance to use methane-rich resources, especially clathrates and stranded shale gas resources located in...

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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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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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