Concurrent filtration and solar photocatalytic disinfection/degradation using high-performance Ag/TiO 2 nanofiber membrane

Lei Liu, Zhaoyang Liu, Hongwei Bai, Darren Delai Sun

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Abstract

A facile polyol synthesis was used for the deposition of Ag nanoparticles on electrospun TiO 2 nanofibers for the subsequent fabrication of Ag/TiO 2 nanofiber membrane. The permeate flux of the Ag/TiO 2 nanofiber membrane was remarkably high compared to commercial P25 deposited membrane. The Ag/TiO 2 nanofiber membrane achieved 99.9% bacteria inactivation and 80.0% dye degradation under solar irradiation within 30min. The Ag/TiO 2 nanofiber membrane also showed excellent antibacterial capability without solar irradiation. Considering the excellent intrinsic antibacterial activity and high-performance photocatalytic disinfection/degradation under solar irradiation, this novel membrane proved to have promising applications in water purification industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1101-1112
Number of pages12
JournalWater Research
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Ag/TiO nanofiber membrane
  • Degradation
  • Disinfection
  • Silver nanoparticles
  • TiO nanofibers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Ecological Modelling

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Concurrent filtration and solar photocatalytic disinfection/degradation using high-performance Ag/TiO 2 nanofiber membrane. / Liu, Lei; Liu, Zhaoyang; Bai, Hongwei; Sun, Darren Delai.

In: Water Research, Vol. 46, No. 4, 15.03.2012, p. 1101-1112.

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