The present invention relates to carbon nanocomposite sorbents. The present invention provides carbon nanocomposite sorbents, methods for making the same, and methods for separation of a pollutant from a gas that includes that pollutant. Various embodiments provide a method for reducing the mercury content of a mercury-containing gas.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
 This invention was made with government support awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under DOE Cooperative Agreement Number DE-FC26-08NT43291 entitled "EERC-DOE Joint Program on Research and Development for Fossil Energy-Related Resources"; Subtask 4.8 entitled "Fate and Control of Mercury and Trace Elements"; EERC Fund Number 14990. The government has certain rights in this invention.