Carbon-based electrode materials for electrochemical energy storage and water desalination (2011–2015)
This project deals with the design and preparation of novel carbon-based electrode materials, investigating the interaction of ions with the electrode and associated transport phenomena related to ion adsorption. It will test for two important applications: electrical double-layer capacitors and water desalination, contributing to the National Research Priority - an Environmentally Sustainable Australia. The innovative materials discovered in this research will lead to a potential commercialisation of supercapacitors and carbon electrode, thus generating economic benefits and employment opportunities nationally. The project may also result in novel desalination technology to rival current desalination methods, such as reverse osmosis.