Advanced Sustainable Systems

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Advanced Sustainable Systems will publish articles covering a wide variety of topics from different disciplines that share the focus on the advancement of sustainable living. This will include broad themes such as water & environment, food sustainability, cradle-to-cradle processing, and energy & materials.

Advanced Sustainable Systems will publish Communications, Full Papers, Critical Reviews, Progress Reports, Research News, Essays, and Commentaries, and Viewpoints.

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    Beyond Water Splitting: Efficiencies of Photo-Electrochemical Devices Producing Hydrogen and Valuable Oxidation Products

    Bastian Mei, Guido Mul and Brian Seger

    Version of Record online: 16 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/adsu.201600035

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    Coproduction of valuable chemicals such as halides or hydrogen peroxide concomitant with hydrogen production is presented as a strategy to boost the industrial applicability of photo-electrochemical and photocatalytic systems. Highly efficient two-photon devices can be fabricated (solar-to-chemical efficiencies of >27%), whereas single absorber devices will be appropriate for, for example, HBr splitting and efficiencies of almost 19% can be obtained.

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    High-Performance Large-Scale Solar Steam Generation with Nanolayers of Reusable Biomimetic Nanoparticles

    Changxu Liu, Jianfeng Huang, Chia-En Hsiung, Yi Tian, Jianjian Wang, Yu Han and Andrea Fratalocchi

    Version of Record online: 9 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/adsu.201600013

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    Large-scale solar steam generation with biomimetic ultradark nanoparticles is presented. Each nanoparticle is composed of a nanorod and a nanosphere attached together. When a 200 nm thick membrane of nanoparticles is illuminated by sunlight, it generates steam from water with an efficiency that is higher than any other material available today. Nanoparticles are fully recyclable and produced by wet-chemistry techniques.

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    Highly Porous Carbon with Graphene Nanoplatelet Microstructure Derived from Biomass Waste for High-Performance Supercapacitors in Universal Electrolyte

    Chao Shi, Lintong Hu, Kai Guo, Huiqiao Li and Tianyou Zhai

    Version of Record online: 5 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/adsu.201600011

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    Industrial biomass waste is converted into highly porous carbon by a combination of carbonization and activation. Highly efficient KOH activation endowed by ball milling produces a unique graphene nanoplatelet microstructure and high specific surface area. The unique microstructure boosts conductivity and capacitive activity, thus the as-prepared carbon demonstrates excellent supercapacitor performance in universal electrolytes.

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    All-Natural Sustainable Packaging Materials Inspired by Plant Cuticles

    José A. Heredia-Guerrero, José J. Benítez, Pietro Cataldi, Uttam C. Paul, Marco Contardi, Roberto Cingolani, Ilker S. Bayer, Antonio Heredia and Athanassia Athanassiou

    Version of Record online: 5 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/adsu.201600024

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    New sustainable composite materials inspired by plant cuticles are fabricated by impregnation of fibrous cellulose substrates with a naturally occurring polyhydroxylated fatty acid (9,10,16-trihydroxypalmitic or aleuritic acid) and subsequent polymerization of the latter into polyaleuritate. A two-step and easily scalable preparation method is used, comprising of spraying and hot-pressing.