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Nitrogen Self-Doped Porous Carbon from Surplus Sludge as Metal-Free Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reactions.
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PMID:  25137301     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Nitrogen self-doped porous carbon was prepared by calcination treatment of surplus sludge, a toxic by-product from microbial wastewater treatments, and exhibited a mesoporous structure, as manifested in scanning and transmission electron microscopic measurements. Nitrogen adsorption/desorption studies showed that the porous carbon featured a BET surface area as high as 310.8 m2/g and a rather broad range of pore size from 5 to 80 nm. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic studies confirmed the incorporation of nitrogen into the graphitic matrix forming pyridinic and pyrrolic moieties. Interestingly, the obtained porous carbon exhibited apparent electrocatalytic activity in oxygen reduction in alkaline media, with the optimal temperatures identified within the range of 600 to 800 oC, where the number of electron transfer involved in oxygen reduction was estimated to be 3.5 to 3.7 and the performance was rather comparable to leading literature results as a consequence of deliberate engineering of the graphitic matrix by nitrogen doping.
Kai Zhou; Weijia Zhou; Xiaojun Liu; Yan Wang; Jinquan Wan; Shaowei Chen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-8-19
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Title:  ACS applied materials & interfaces     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1944-8252     ISO Abbreviation:  ACS Appl Mater Interfaces     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
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Created Date:  2014-8-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101504991     Medline TA:  ACS Appl Mater Interfaces     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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