1. Green Carbon

  1. MARIA-MAGDALENA TITIRICI
  1. Maria-Magdalena Titirici

Published Online: 9 JUN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118622179.ch1

Sustainable Carbon Materials from Hydrothermal Processes

Sustainable Carbon Materials from Hydrothermal Processes

How to Cite

Titirici, M.-M. (2013) Green Carbon, in Sustainable Carbon Materials from Hydrothermal Processes (ed M.-M. TITIRICI), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118622179.ch1

Editor Information

  1. School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUN 2013
  2. Published Print: 30 MAY 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119975397

Online ISBN: 9781118622179

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Keywords:

  • green carbon;
  • hydrothermal carbonization (HTC)

Summary

This introductory chapter of Sustainable Carbon Materials from Hydrothermal Processes first provides a short overview on the state-of-the-art concerning the production of green carbon materials and then a short history of the hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) technique. Green carbon are materials that are synthesized from renewable and highly abundant precursors consuming as little energy as possible, and avoiding the use and generation of toxic and polluting substances. In addition, they should perform important technological tasks. These prerequisites are not trivial to achieve. The chapter provides some examples from the literature where the synthesis of such materials has been targeted.