Hierarchical ZnO Nanoflake Structured Multifunctional Membrane for Water Purification

Zhaoyang Liu, Hongwei Bai, Darren Delai Sun

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Abstract

Here, hierarchical ZnO nanoflake spheres were hydrothermally synthesized at a large scale. These hierarchical ZnO nanoflake spheres were well characterized and successfully assembled on a piece of polymer membrane surface to form a multifunctional membrane with a "win-win" aim to realize the mitigation of membrane fouling and reuse of catalysts. This newly developed membrane demonstrated the removal ability of high pollutants via filtration, photodegradation of pollutants, and antibacterial growth under visible light irradiation. At the same time, this novel membrane holds the potential to produce clean water at a constant high flux.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-479
Number of pages7
JournalSeparation Science and Technology (Philadelphia)
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Purification
Membranes
Water
Membrane fouling
Photodegradation
Polymers
Irradiation
Fluxes
Catalysts

Keywords

  • degradation
  • hierarchical
  • membrane
  • photocatalytic
  • ZnO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Filtration and Separation

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Hierarchical ZnO Nanoflake Structured Multifunctional Membrane for Water Purification. / Liu, Zhaoyang; Bai, Hongwei; Sun, Darren Delai.

In: Separation Science and Technology (Philadelphia), Vol. 48, No. 3, 01.2013, p. 473-479.

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