Sodium terephthalate synthesized by PET degradation
Scientists from the Purdue Universityby engineering, they found a solution to synthesize sodium terephthalate through the PET degradation. Sodium terephthalate is a molecule which can be used as anodic material in lithium ion batteries instead of graphite which, to date, is the most requested element.
The Professor Vilas Pol claimed that the lithium-ion technology is increasingly dominating both theportable electronics than that of the electric vehicles. Research on sodium ion batteries however he is gaining ground (and considerable attention) thanks to his low cost and at interesting electrochemical performances.
A new way to recycle PET
The team of the Purdue University he thus introduced two novelties. The first is the synthesis method of sodium terephthalate which occurs by microwave bombardment of the PET flakes in a process lasting a few minutes. Finally, the second concerns the theme ofenvironmental sustainability. The PETin fact, it is a material found in great abundance on Earth and locate a further way to recycle it it’s a particularly important aspect, especially if you’re talking about producing a new type of battery anymore sustainable.
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by Rossella Digiacomo
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