Nontraditional Applications

In recent days, we are facing many problems making our life dangerous and uncomfortable, such as pollution induced by highly toxic chemicals like dioxins or environmental endocrine disruptors (environmental hormones), air pollution caused by emitted gases from vehicles and industries, and shortage of energy and foods particularly in the developing countries. Political efforts are the main means to solve these problems; however, it is also important to provide techniques to back up the efforts. Porous carbon is now earning its good reputation as an agent to solve the problems due to developments in fine techniques and sciences to prepare the desired properties, as we have already learned in the previous section.

In this section, we will give a brief review of porous carbon application in the fields of gas storage, catalysts, removing harmful gases, electronics, and medicine.

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