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.

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  1. Treatment of Organic Pollutants Using a Solar Energy Driven Photo-Oxidation Device

    Paula Perez-Rodriguez, Yasmina Bennani, Mathew Jose Alani, Wilson Smith, Luuk Cornelis Rietveld, Miro Zeman and Arno Hendrikus Marie Smets

    Version of Record online: 21 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/adsu.201700010

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    A bias-free solar water treatment device has been successfully demonstrated in order to achieve low organic pollutant concentrations at low cost. It consists of a BiVO4 photoanode combined with a thin film silicon a-Si:H/nc-Si:H solar cell specifically designed for this purpose. This device outperforms that of a BiVO4 photoanode with the optimum voltage of 1 V versus Ag/AgCl.

  2. A Highly Active Perovskite Cathode for Low-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: BaCo0.7Fe0.22Sc0.08O3–δ

    Wei He, Fei-Fei Dong, Xue-Lian Wu and Meng Ni

    Version of Record online: 18 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/adsu.201700005

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    A cubic perovskite BaCo0.7Fe0.22Sc0.08O3δ is synthesized and investigated as a cathode for low temperature solid oxide fuel cells. It exhibits extremely low polarization resistances in symmetric cell using Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 electrolyte, indicating an excellent ORR catalytic activity. A maximum output power density of 1446 mW cm−2 is achieved at 600 °C for a single cell.

  3. Tridoped Reduced Graphene Oxide as a Metal-Free Catalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction Demonstrated in Acidic and Alkaline Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells

    Chuyen Van Pham, Matthias Klingele, Benjamin Britton, Koteswara Rao Vuyyuru, Tobias Unmuessig, Steven Holdcroft, Anna Fischer and Simon Thiele

    Version of Record online: 18 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/adsu.201600038

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    Novel fluorine, nitrogen, and sulfur tridoped reduced graphene oxide (F,N,S-rGO) is synthesized via a scalable and facile process and used as metal-free oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) catalyst in polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs). F,N,S-rGO demonstrates higher ORR activity in alkaline than in acidic electrolyte under both rotating disk electrode measurements and full PEFCs.

  4. Enriching CO2 Activation Sites on Graphitic Carbon Nitride with Simultaneous Introduction of Electron-Transfer Promoters for Superior Photocatalytic CO2-to-Fuel Conversion

    Zhuxing Sun, Songcan Wang, Qian Li, Miaoqiang Lyu, Teera Butburee, Bin Luo, Haiqiang Wang, Julia Melisande Theresa Agatha Fischer, Cheng Zhang, Zhongbiao Wu and Lianzhou Wang

    Version of Record online: 3 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/adsu.201700003

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    A novel amino-rich K-incorporated carbon nitride is obtained by a facile posttreatment with urea-polymerized carbon nitride. The strategy is to enrich the intrinsic basic amino groups on g-C3N4 with simultaneous introduction of interlayer electron-transfer promoters to overcome the two major drawbacks of g-C3N4 for CO2 photocatalytic conversion into energy fuels, i.e., limited CO2 adsorption/activation and severe recombination of photogenerated charges.

  5. Robust and Flexible Carbon Nanofibers Doped with Amine Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes for Efficient CO2 Capture

    Nousheen Iqbal, Xianfeng Wang, Jianyong Yu and Bin Ding

    Version of Record online: 31 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/adsu.201600028

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    Robust and flexible amine functionalized carbon nanotube doped carbon nanofibers (NC@CNFs) are developed for CO2 capture, which show superior CO2 uptake of 6.3 mmol g−1 at 1.0 bar and 298 K, as well as remarkable CO2/N2 selectivity and excellent cyclability. Moreover, the flexible NC@CNFs can overcome the limitation of easy pulverization and structure collapses for traditional particle-shaped solid sorbents, which make them with high operability and applicability.