Electrochimica Acta, Vol.296, 327-334, 2019
Covalent triazine-based frameworks as electrodes for high-performance membrane capacitive deionization
Covalent triazine-based frameworks (CTFs) with high nitrogen content, porous structures and low electric resistance were synthesized and applied as membrane capacitive deionization (CDI) electrodes for the first time. The obtained CTFs exhibit abundant micropore structure which provide adsorption site for ion and certain hydrophilicity ensure the whole pore volume is participating. The electrodes of p-CTFs show ideal capacitive behavior with the maximum specific capacitance values of 122.63 F g(-1 )at a scan rate of 1 mV s(-1) under 1 M NaCl solution. Besides, the further membrane capacitive deionization by batch mode experiment exhibits excellent electrosorption capacity of 29.34 mg g(-1 )under 1.2 V in a 1000 mg L-1 NaCl solution and stable regeneration performance. With the admirable properties mentioned above, the prepared CTFs can offer great opportunities as promising CDI electrodes for application of high-performance desalination. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.