Recyclable textiles functionalized with reduced graphene Oxide@ZnO for removal of oil spills and dye pollutants

Wang, Jinfeng, Tsuzuki, Takuya, Tang, Bin, Sun, Lu, Dai, Xiujuan J., Rajmohan, Gayathri D., Li, Jingliang and Wang, Xungai 2014, Recyclable textiles functionalized with reduced graphene Oxide@ZnO for removal of oil spills and dye pollutants, Australian journal of chemistry, vol. 67, pp. 71-77.

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Title Recyclable textiles functionalized with reduced graphene Oxide@ZnO for removal of oil spills and dye pollutants
Author(s) Wang, Jinfeng
Tsuzuki, Takuya
Tang, Bin
Sun, Lu
Dai, Xiujuan J.
Rajmohan, Gayathri D.
Li, Jingliang
Wang, Xungai
Journal name Australian journal of chemistry
Volume number 67
Start page 71
End page 77
Total pages 7
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2014
ISSN 0004-9425
1445-0038
Summary A novel recyclable and flexible membrane was prepared for the removal of oil spills and organic dye pollutants, by functionalizing polyester textiles with reduced graphene oxide@ZnO nanocomposites using a layer-by-layer technique. The membrane showed efficient water/oil separation, and the amount of oil adsorbed by the membrane could be up to 23 times its own weight. The adsorption capacity was largely retained during many adsorption recycling cycles. The membrane also displayed highly efficient removal of a dye pollutant from water under simulated sunlight. The membrane maintained a near-original removal efficiency after five cycles of dye removal. This new type of membrane may find practical applications in the large-scale separation of organic pollutants from water, particularly in the field of oil spills clean-up and dye removal from industrial effluent.
Language eng
Field of Research 030302 Nanochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry
050205 Environmental Management
Socio Economic Objective 960912 Urban and Industrial Water Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, CSIRO Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30058882

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Institute for Frontier Materials
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