#111 Prof. Raz Jelinek, Ben Gurion Uni, Israel, is interested in joining a Dutch consortium addressing the Green Deal Call Area-8: Zero-Pollution, Toxic-Free Environments
- Location Beer Sheva
- Industry Water and maritime
- Online since 2020-10-31
The Jelinek laboratory is interested in joining a Dutch consortium to apply for H2020 funding for the open LC-GD-8-1-2020 call for proposals on Area-8: Zero-Pollution, Toxic-Free Environments.
Offer of Competency
The Jelinek laboratory has been working on new strategies for water purification using composite materials comprising carbon dots (C-dots) encapsulated within porous frameworks, including hydrogels and polymer sponges. C-dots constitute a new class of nanoscale carbonaceous materials, exhibiting remarkable and useful physico-chemical properties. The material designs allow efficient water uptake, while the embedded C-dots constitute effective photothermal mediators, absorbing solar energy for enhanced water evaporation. Importantly, the extensive surface area of the C-dot/host matrixes facilitate adsorption and concomitant removal of water-dissolved pollutants, including heavy metal ions, organic contaminants, detergents, and others. The C-dot/porous gel constructs are easily synthesized from inexpensive, biocompatible and environmentally friendly building blocks, are recyclable, and may be employed in varied water purification applications.
Selected pubilcations from 2020
Refereed Articles in Scientific Journals
- Polydiacetylene hydrogel self-healing capacitive strain sensor, V. Kesava Rao, Nitzan Shauloff, XiaoMeng Sui, H. Daniel Wagner, Raz Jelinek, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2020, 8, 6034-6041.
- Polydiacetylene-perylenediimide supercapacitor, A. De Adhikari, A. Morag, J. Seo, J.-M. Kim, Raz Jelinek, ChemSusChem, 2020, 13, 3230.
- Solar-Mediated Oil-Spill Cleanup by a Carbon Dot-Polyurethane Sponge, Seema Singh, Raz Jelinek, Carbon, 2020, 160, 196-203.