(MENAFN- GetNews) ESR Graphene Co., Ltd. announced on July 8th, 2020 that it has developed an adsorption material that can completely absorb pollutants spilled into the sea or river due to oil tanker accidents or oil spills with Russia's GRAPHENEOX R & D Center.
ESR Graphene is a high-tech material company that develops and commercializes various graphene products through cooperation with the GRAPHENEOX R & D Center located in the Russian Academy of Physical Chemistry Science and Technology.
Graphene, first discovered by Russian scientists in 2004, is also the protagonist of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. This new material is a constituent material of graphite used in pencil lead, and graphite is a structure in which carbons are connected in a hexagonal honeycomb shape and stacked in layers. One layer of this graphite is called graphene.
Graphene is called the "dream material" because it has several properties, such as being lighter, more flexible, harder than steel, better charging mobility than silicon, and better electrical conductivity than copper. It is attracting attention because it can be applied to various fields such as flexible displays, high-efficiency solar cells, body armor, fire protection, electric vehicles, and display devices, and the global graphene market is expected to have a market scale of over 700 trillion Korean Won by 2030.
According to the company, due to the Taean oil spill accident in 2007, existing adsorbents absorbed moisture over time, resulting in decreased adsorption power, or the difficulty of post-treatment of many adsorbents over 218 tons that occurred during accident treatment were supplemented through graphene synthesis technology.
This is a composite material that is not mixed with water at all through graphene synthesis technology, absorbs only contaminants such as oil, can be recycled, and can be implemented in any form such as airgel or granules.
Through this material, with the researchers at the GRAPHENEOX R & D Center, it can absorb pollutants up to 23 times its own weight without being mixed with water at all, and the adsorbent can be repeatedly used with hexane in the adsorption-desorption mode in some cases more than 10 cycles.
Through the development of this material, ESR Graphene will be able to enter the environmental business that can contribute to the environmental pollution sector through mass production of adsorbents for new materials in 2020.
In the global environmental market, industries in various fields such as environmental reduction and environmental materials and pollution removal show an annual growth rate of 3.6% or more, and the environmental market is expected to reach $1.3 trillion this year. Accordingly, ESR Graphene is expected to generate more than 50 billion won in sales within three years by commencing product commercialization this year in the global environmental pollution treatment sector.
Meanwhile, ESR Graphene is successfully developing a number of products in cooperation with Russian research institutes, including various graphene masks, graphene heating elements, graphene synthetic paints, graphene synthetic engine additives, and graphene building materials, in addition to graphene synthesis adsorption technology.
Through this, it has established local branches in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, and the Philippines, and is promoting delivery to local companies and government offices.
Hong-gyun Lee, CEO of ESR Graphene, stated, "There are many fields in which graphene can be used in semiconductors, displays, automobiles, as well as clothing and pharmaceuticals. Graphene can be used in more diverse places through the commercialization of graphene. As soon as the corona crisis is over, our goal is to enter the overseas market in earnest and grow into the largest unicorn company in the graphene industry."
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