Air Purification

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), over 12% of all deaths are due to some form of exposure to air pollution [1], so removing these from our homes and cities is of the utmost importance. Current air purification systems are either unaffordable to those who need it or have inadequate performance - from issues such as expensive filters requiring replacement every few months, to ineffective removal of harmful contaminants.

A photocatalyst uses light to speed up certain chemical reactions, and even enable some to happen that wouldn’t be able to without it. The chemical reaction we are interested in is one that kills harmful organic things such as bacteria, viruses and gaseous pollutants (VOCs) in our air. The two main factors that affect the performance of a photocatalyst are the speed at which it degrades pollutants and how much it can absorb, so enhancing these properties is key.

There’s a special material called graphene, that when added to certain photocatalysts in the right way can drastically improve these factors. Anaphite is an anatase - Graphene nanocomposite produced via our patent pending process that has demonstrated over 2X more pollutant absorption and 3X times faster degradation when compared to anatase alone.

Battery Technology

Li-ion batteries are arguably the most important rechargeable batteries in the world. Using graphene based nanocomposites to replace/complement existing anode/cathode materials has been shown to significantly improve charging rates and capacity [2][3][4][5], however the methods use to make these composites are currently not yet economically feasible to use on a large scale. Many barriers to developing new electrode manufacturing processes still remain, but we believe the scalability and flexibility of our process will help reduce future challenges and accelerate these next-generation materials to market.

Supercapacitors have the potential to provide energy storage with superior charging rates and power densities compared to that of Li-ion batteries. However, commercially available products do not have the sufficient energy storage capacities necessary to power our consumer electronics and electric cars. Metal oxide - Graphene nanocomposite coated electrodes have achieved over 5X specific capacitance increases [6][7]. Since energy density is approximately proportional to specific capacitance, this leads to significant gains in energy storage capability. However once again, competing methods of producing these composites are not commerically viable and can have large environmental impact. Our process is highly scalable, and has little environmental impact.

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Thermal Nanofluids

Thermal fluids are used to transfer heat from one place to another in order to heat or cool things. For example our homes, cars, and the data centres that we rely on to be the backbone of the internet. Without liquid cooling, these things wouldn't function.

Improving the thermal conductivity of these liquids is fundamental to increasing efficiency and reducing energy use.

By incorporating graphene based nanocomposites into thermal liquids up to a 30% increase in thermal conductivity has been shown [8] [9]. This translates into cheaper energy bills and less greenhouse emissions.

With our patent pending process to produce graphene based nanocomposites at scale, we can eventually make these drastic improvements in performance available to everyone.