Graphene meets Graphite: towards a cleaner environment

September 4, 2020 10:15 - 11:45

Location: ES Virtual Room


One of the biggest challenges of the modern world is the reduction of plastics. Traffic, industry and households each produce hundreds of substances every day that damage and pollute water. Clean water is the need of every human being. Many new materials are being developed to serve mankind.
As young scientists, we are looking for solutions to the modern problems of humanity. We are working on modern composite materials based on graphene - a material with many applications. As engaged citizens, we are trying to make people aware of the need to reduce pollutant emissions.
In our interdisciplinary and interactive workshop we will discuss the following subjects:
- What is rGO, why it can be used as a sorbent and why it is better than common materials
- The purification of drinking water from harmful compounds such as perfluorinated compounds, dyes or heavy metals
- Bio-composites based on cellulose with added graphene oxide
During the workshop, we will show some practical solutions. We will discuss in creative ways the relation between Graphene and Graphite.
This workshop is organized by an interdisciplinary and international group of students from the University of Bielsko-Biala, the Eberhard-Karls-University of Tübingen, the Goethe-University of Frankfurt a.M. and the Humboldt University of Berlin. They received a travel grant from the Centre for Dialogue at Campus Riedberg.

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