Energy and environmental applications of carbon nanotubes

  title={Energy and environmental applications of carbon nanotubes},
  author={Chin Wei Tan and Kok H Tan and Yit Thai Ong and Abdul Rahman Mohamed and Sharif Hussein Sharif Zein and Soon Huat Tan},
  journal={Environmental Chemistry Letters},
Energy and environment are major global issues inducing environmental pollution problems. Energy generation from conventional fossil fuels has been identified as the main culprit of environmental quality degradation and environmental pollution. In order to address these issues, nanotechnology plays an essential role in revolutionizing the device applications for energy conversion and storage, environmental monitoring, as well as green engineering of environmental friendly materials. Carbon… 
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