Graphene and Graphene Oxide Production
Through collaboration with Laminar, Ionic will develop capabilities for production of graphene and graphene oxide materials to supply the rapidly growing global markets for these specialised products. In the short term, our work will:
- Develop flow reaction approaches to oxidise graphite and minimise the required quantities of strong acids and oxidisers, delivering enormous improvements in safety, reduced chemical usage and excellent scalability.
- Develop a fluidised bed filtration method for desalting colloidal GO to dramatically reduce the equipment cost and amount of process water needed to produce GO.
This work may well lead to Ionic’s first revenues through licencing of its intellectual property.