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Photocatalytic TiO2/porous BNNSs composites for simultaneous LR2B and Cr (VI) removal in wool dyeing bath
journal contributionposted on 2017-01-15, 00:00 authored by Wanjie Xie, Mingwen Zhang, Dan LiuDan Liu, Weiwei LeiWeiwei Lei, Lu Sun, Xungai Wang
Titanium dioxide/porous boron nitride nanosheets (TiO2/P-BNNSs) were prepared to remove dyes (Lanaset Red 2B, LR2B) and heavy metals (hexavalent chromium, Cr (VI)) simultaneously in a simulated wool dyeing bath where pollutants (LR2B or Cr (VI)) and auxiliaries were simultaneously presented. Characterisations of TiO2/P-BNNSs were carried out by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Flourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and N2 adsorption desorption equilibrium. Application of TiO2/P-BNNSs for the treatment of LR2B alone, Cr (VI) alone and their mixture in the simulated wool dyeing bath was discussed. Both LR2B and Cr (VI) removal were decreased in the ternary system (LR2B/Cr (VI)/(TiO2/P-BNNSs)) compared with those in their respective binary systems (LR2B/(TiO2/P-BNNSs) or Cr (VI)/(TiO2/P-BNNSs)) in the simulated wool dyeing bath. In spite of these decreases, simultaneous LR2B and Cr (VI) removal was achieved after 5 successive cycles of use of TiO2/P-BNNSs, which particularly maintained the durability for LR2B removal, implicating their potential for real wool dyeing effluent treatment.