Carbon microbelt aerogel prepared by waste paper: an efficient and recyclable sorbent for oils and organic solvents.

@article{Bi2014CarbonMA,
  title={Carbon microbelt aerogel prepared by waste paper: an efficient and recyclable sorbent for oils and organic solvents.},
  author={Hengchang Bi and Xiao Tao Huang and Xing Wu and Xiehong Cao and Chaoliang Tan and Zongyou Yin and Xuehong Lu and Litao Sun and Hua Zhang},
  journal={Small},
  year={2014},
  volume={10 17},
  pages={3544-50}
}
A carbon microbelt (CMB) aerogel with good selective sorption can be produced in large scale by using waste paper as a precursor. The CMB aerogel shows highly efficient sorption of organic liquids (pump oil: up to 188 times its own weight; chloroform: up to 151 times its own weight). Moreover, the CMB aerogel can be regenerated many times without decrease of sorption capacity by distillation, or squeezing depending on the type of pollutants.