MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis has been awarded a patent for his method of creating “Carbon nanostructures from pyrolysis of organic materials”
Abstract Source: US Patent and Trademark Office
Methods and apparatus to generate carbon nanostructures from organic materials are described. Certain embodiments provide solid waste materials into a furnace, that pyrolyzes the solid waste materials into gaseous decomposition products, which are then converted to carbon nanostructures. Methods and apparatuses described herein provide numerous advantages over conventional methods, such as cost savings, reduction of handling risks, optimization of process conditions, and the like.